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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...

Applying Pesticides by Drone

By Tom Wolf Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), a.k.a drones, are receiving much attention as means to apply pesticides. They are relatively inexpensive, easy to...

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....

Labels: How can They be Better?

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By Tom Wolf It’s an old mantra – read the label. And there are good reasons for that advice. The pesticide label represents the information...

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...

Return of the Trade Show

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Tom Wolf, PhD, P.Ag. It’s been a long three years since the last in-person summer 2019 agricultural trade shows. The forced break in this long-standing...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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