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Canola School: The two parts to a proper spray tank cleanout

Most problems around the farm are better prevented than solved, especially when it takes two weeks for the problem to show up. In this Canola School episode, we talk to Tom Wolf with Agrimetrix and Sprayers101.com about the importance of properly cleaning out your sprayer. “There are usually two parts to a cleanout. The first… Read more »

Spray Tips Special Edition: Choosing the right water volume

Higher water volumes are always best when spraying crops. Right? Actually, that’s a myth. In this episode of Spray Tips Special Edition we find our Sprayers101.com dynamic duo – Tom Wolf of AgriMetrix, and Jason Deveau of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs – enjoying a well-deserved coffee break. Enjoying their java, the spray… Read more »

17 tips for getting equipment unstuck

The combination of wet weather and the need to get this year’s crop in the ground is producing a predictable result this spring: pictures of stuck tractors, trucks, and sprayers, even some combines, shared on Twitter, Facebook, and in the coffee shop. While photos of these situations can provide some level of humour for others, there are… Read more »

Spray Tips Special Edition: Is Your Boom Too High?

High or low, the height of your sprayer boom doesn’t really matter. Right? Actually, that’s a myth. Welcome to a new season of Spray Tips Special Edition. In our first episode we find our dynamic duo of Sprayers101.com, Tom Wolf of AgriMetrix, and Jason Deveau of Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, bickering over… Read more »

Tips for Drying Down a Tall Pulse Crop

A taller than normal pulse crop in Western Canada this year could require a different approach for managing drydown. “This year we do have pulse crops that are enormous,” notes Rob Klewchuck, technical lead for Western Canada with Syngenta, in the video below. With tall plants and thick canopies, a desiccant like diquat (eg. Reglone… Read more »

Pulse School: Tom Wolf’s Tips for Effective Fungicide Application

A good fungicide application is all about getting the active ingredient where it needs to be at the right time to prevent disease. That can be a challenge in lentils, especially when conditions have been conducive for thick canopy growth, as is the case in parts of Western Canada this summer. “We’re looking for ways… Read more »

Spray Tips Special Edition: More to Clean Than Just the Tank

The tank’s clean so the whole sprayer is ready to go. Right? Actually, that’s a myth. Our dynamic duo of Sprayers101.com, Tom Wolf, of AgriMetrix, and Jason Deveau, of OMAFRA, are back to explode another spray myth. In this episode, @Nozzle_Guy and @Spray_Guy discover that there’s more to cleaning a sprayer than just making sure the tank… Read more »

Spray Guys — Why Do Farmers Get So Excited About Sprayers?

There’s something about sprayers that makes them a “farmer magnet,” as Tom Wolf describes them. Tom and his “Exploding Spray Myths” partner-in-crime from OMAFRA, Jason Deveau, stopped by the RealAg studio at FarmTech to chat about what it is about pipes and pumps and nozzles that had farmers rappelling in from the ceiling (apparently) to get a… Read more »

Sprayers — Why Buy When You Can Retrofit?

For many of us, shiny new equipment with the industry’s latest innovations are more than eye-catching — they’re drool-worthy. But, you might not have to rush out to get a new sprayer just yet. “There’s a lot of things you can actually do to increase the value of your sprayer — or the performance of… Read more »

Spray Tips Special Edition: Wakey-wakey! Getting Up Early to Spray — Is it Worth It?

Myth Explosion: Calm, early mornings are perfect for spraying. In this Spray Tips Special Edition episode, Sprayers101.com dynamic duo Tom Wolf and Jason Deveau get up early to explode another spray myth. It all starts when Wolf nudges a snoozing Deveau who is catching a nap beside the sprayer. Deveau explains he’s feeling tired after… Read more »

Spray Fill Xpress Preloads Products to Cut Fill Times

In the ongoing quest to boost spraying efficiency, North Dakota-based Summers Manufacturing has developed a unit designed to cut down on fill times by preloading chemicals before the sprayer comes in for a pit stop. “When the sprayer (operator) pulls up, all he has to do is hook the hose up to the sprayer, fire up… Read more »

Spray Tips Special Edition: Driving Fast Saves Time…Right?

Myth Explosion: Fast is the best way to spray.  In this Spray Tips Special Edition episode, Sprayers101.com Star Wars geeks Tom Wolf and Jason Deveau use The Force to explode yet another spray myth. It all starts a long time ago in a soybean field far, far away…. In an attempt to get more done… Read more »

Spray Tips Special Edition: Does Cab Pressure Equal Boom Pressure?

It’s easy to keep track of nozzle pressure on your sprayer. All you have to do is keep one eye on the pressure indicator, right? Actually, that’s a myth. The dynamic duo from sprayers101.com are back for another episode of Exploding Sprayer Myths. In this outing, Tom Wolf of AgriMetrix and Jason Deveau of OMAFRA… Read more »

Spray Tips Special Edition: Solutions for Dense Canopies

Wondering how to get product into dense canopies? Well, you just have to boost up spray pressure, right? No way! The dynamic duo of Sprayers101.com — Tom Wolf, of AgriMetrix, and Jason Deveau, of OMAFRA — join us to bring you the second episode of a very special series of Spray Tips videos. An educational series like you’ve never… Read more »

Spray Tips Special Edition: My Rate Controller Calibrates my Boom…Right?

Set it and forget it — if you’ve got your rate controller set on the sprayer, you can rest assured that each nozzle is spraying the correct volume, right? Actually, that’s a myth. The dynamic duo of Sprayers101.com, Tom Wolf, of AgriMetrix, and Jason Deveau, of OMAFRA, have teamed up with RealAgriculture to bring you… Read more »