Less time spent filling means more time spent spraying

Cutting sprayer fill times in half would significantly improve farmers’ bottom lines, says a spraying systems engineer. Syngenta researcher Doug Baumann has developed and proofed a mathematical model showing how a producer can fill a 1,200 gallon sprayer in six to eight minutes. He said optimizing fill time is the easiest way for farmers to […] Read more

Effective spraying starts at the top

Dual tip nozzles may be great for fusarium, but planning and timing are more critical than the technology

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. — Only 15 percent of the efficacy of a crop protection package depends on application technology and the spray operation itself. Thinking accounts for the other 85 percent. In fact, technology and application rank a distant third place on the list of three factors that affect the success of a crop […] Read more