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The Most Important Developments in Spraying

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By Tom Wolf Some years ago, a few of us weed scientists sat around a table and debated the most important agricultural developments in our lifetimes. It...

We Need Better Drift Control Technologies

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By Tom Wolf Sprayers have changed a lot over the past 25 years. They have become larger, with more tank capacity, boom width, and, if self-propelled, horsepower....

Spraying Weather

By Tom Wolf It’s time to spray and what’s the first thing you do? Check the weather forecast, of course. More often than not, the suitability of the...

Spraying by Drone

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By Tom Wolf The prospect of applying pesticides by drone in Canada has a lot of people talking. Some are excited about the possibilities. Others are concerned...

What is Spraying Stewardship?

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By Tom Wolf Stewardship is one of those words that is so over-used, we’ve learned to ignore it. Yet its core meaning, the act of properly taking...

Does the Pull-Type Sprayer have a Place on our Farms?

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Tom Wolf, PhD, P.Ag. The self-propelled sprayer revolution is complete in western Canada. Almost all sales of new equipment are self-propelled. In fact, the once thriving sector of Canadian-made...

Spraying in Dry and Dusty Conditions

By Tom Wolf Dusty conditions are common in spraying, all it takes is a layer of dry soil and some wheels. But in dry springs, dust...

The Challenges of Spraying by Drone

Tom Wolf Spray application by drone is here. It’s common practice in Southeast Asia, with a very significant proportion of ag areas now treated by drone....

Sprayer Modifications That Improve Productivity

By Tom Wolf In almost all agronomic practices, timing is key. There are certain, and often small, windows of opportunity for getting a task done...

Optical Spot Spraying Makes Sense

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By Tom Wolf Site-specific treatments have long been a goal in agriculture. It makes sense to provide inputs or treatment at rates that reflect the local...

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