Technology and innovations in agriculture are continuously changing and evolving, but over the past while, there has been a bit of a surge in sprayer technology. Due in part to herbicide resistance, cost of chemicals rising, and a need for efficiency, sprayer technology is ever-changing. Tom Wolf, of Agrimetrix and Sprayers 101.com, was at Ag… Read More

While pulse width modulation (PWM) offers much to pesticide application – variable rates, individual nozzle control – it’s not without its challenges, namely “gumming up.” “It has a moving part – it’s called a poppet,” explains Tom Wolf of Sprayers 101, on RealAg Radio. “It looks like a little piston moving inside a cylinder. So… Read More

It’s a bitterly cold Monday across much of Canada, however, it’s perfect timing for a guest RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney has lined up for today’s show. Drew Lerner, of World Weather Inc., shares his insight into what farmers may expect from  the Canadian weather forecast heading into seeding. You’ll also hear from Jessika Guse,… Read More

Can spray technology help us better manage the escalating problem of herbicide-resistant weeds? Spray guru Tom Wolf, from Saskatchewan-based Agrimetrix Research & Training, certainly thinks so. At the recent Canadian Weed Science Society meeting at Niagara Falls, Ont., Wolf highlighted two technologies he believes could help help growers manage weed resistance. In this video, Wolf and… Read More

Optical sensors for selective weed control aren’t new, but the technology has come a long way in recent years. A new offering, the WEEDIt system, caught farmers’ attention at the recent CanolaPalooza field day event held at Lacombe, Alberta. To explain how the WEEDIt works, we caught up with Tom Wolf, with AgriMetrix. “It’s an… Read More

Spray early, that’s the mantra with Xtend technology for soybeans. An early dicamba application means pre-emerge or early post-emerge — so, have we missed the window? That depends, says Tom Wolf, spray specialist and co-founder of Agrimetrix, on where you farm. Spraying early is the name of the game (with dicamba) to avoid the heat and thus… Read More