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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...

The Droplet Size Debate

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By Tom Wolf Funny how some issues never go away. For as long as I’ve been in the sprayer business, the question of ideal droplet size for...

Are Spot Sprays The Future For Pesticides?

By Tom Wolf One of the fastest moving areas in farm technology is image-based sensing. Arguably, its most exciting implementation lies in spot spraying. A...

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...

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...

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 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...

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....

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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