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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 »

Canola School: What Caused Premature Ripening? Tips for End of Season Scouting

While you’re in the field checking canola to see if it’s ready to be cut, or perhaps already swathing or harvesting it, it’s also a good time to assess the toll disease took on your crop. Sclerotinia, blackleg and clubroot can all cause premature ripening, as disease symptoms become more obvious at the end of the season,… Read more »

Corn School: Top Tips for Corn Disease Scouting

Several factors converge to increase the threat of diseases on a corn crop, from the history of a disease in the field, to the amount of residue, to the weather. Unfortunately, several corn diseases are carried by wind and can end up in your field whether you practice good rotation practices or not. Related: How… Read more »