After running through your sprayer’s routine maintenance, it’s time to assess the suitability of its nozzles for upcoming applications, and, let’s face it, that decision can be pretty complicated. Besides the typical competition between manufacturers, you also have to consider spray quality. Do you want coarse droplets? Fine droplets? Air induction nozzles? Twin-fan nozzles? How… Read More

Streaky field patterns usually come down to one thing: sprayer trouble. At the latest Farming Smarter Field School, one of the demonstrations provided a look at how active a herbicide can be at very low concentrations, due to varying thoroughness of sprayer tank clean-out. Kara Oosterhuis caught up with Mark Oostlander, herbicide lead with BASF,… Read More

June 26 Agronomy Monday radio podcast highlights: Saskatchewan’s newly-crowned Outstanding Young Farmers, Derek and Tannis Axten; Canadian Grain Commission Commissioner Lonny McKague on plans to reduce CGC user fees and differences in DON test results between grain buyers; Dan Foster of Pride Seeds on what’s causing rootless corn syndrome in Ontario; OMAFRA’s Ben Rosser discusses… Read More

Poor spring weather inevitably leads to rushed planting and shorter spray windows. Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food application technology specialist Jason Deveau says there are three keys to minimizing drift and getting the best return on your spraying dollar. In this video, Deveau and summer research student Tara Wiederman set up a spray trial… Read More

The high clearance sprayer isn’t the sexiest of machines on the farm, but so much is riding on it doing a perfect job every time. Fall is a great time to give your sprayer a little attention and the respect it deserves so it’ll be ready to roll first thing in the spring. We caught… Read More

Two herbicides are better than one, right? That’s the goal when products are tank-mixed together, but they don’t always deliver better weed control when antagonism occurs. Antagonism takes place when two or more herbicides are combined and results in lower weed control than if they had been applied separately. This most often occurs when a… Read More

In a year when input prices have skyrocketed, producers are looking for ways to cut back where they can to maximize profits. When it comes to pesticides, is it possible to stretch or conserve product without sacrificing performance and efficiency? On this episode of RealAgriculture’s Canola School, research scientist and sprayer guru Tom Wolf shares tips… Read More

 

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