The question is often asked, "should I get a boom or go boomless on my chemical sprayer?". This is important to consider and worth putting thought into. In fact, there is not a yes or no answer. It is important to consider things like what type of spraying you will mostly be doing and when you usually spray.
Spraying chemical can be a tricky game. There are so many different variables, that it can be hard to get it right. In this article we'll go over spraying terms that you must know to be on top of your spraying game.
Established in the early 1990’s, Tablas Creek Vineyard was one of the first wineries on the west side of Paso Robles, CA. Founded on values that date back generations, Tablas Creek became ‘certified organic’ in 2006. This was a major milestone in the vineyard's history, thanks to the help of Jordan Lonborg (the Viticulturist at Tablas Creek). After falling in love with agriculture at a young age, Jordan now spends his life directing spray programs to keep the grapes as healthy as possible.
Winterizing your sprayer is one of the most effective ways to extend its life and ensure that you are ready to quickly resume productivity when spring arrives. Setting aside a few minutes to winterize your sprayer each year during late fall will make a huge difference. Taking this important step can help prevent cracking and other problems that will occur when you fail to properly prepare your sprayer to handle the colder temperatures. In this article, we're going to look at why you should always winterize your sprayer.
There are a number of different spraying applications when you are applying chemical, and different guns to fit each application as well. Your chemical sprayer needs the correct gun for your purpose in order to be the most effective. So, the first question is what is your spraying application? Do you need high flow, or high pressure, an adjustable spray pattern? You get the idea. We are going to look at a few different spraying applications and select the right spray gun for your sprayer. Let’s start with tree spraying.
We all know that keeping your sprayer in great condition will reduce break downs during spraying season. Making sure your oil is clean is part of that. Here are a few simple steps to properly change/replace the engine oil on your sprayer as quick as possible.
When you begin to spray with herbicide after it has sat in your sprayer for a couple of days, it may clog. Although every chemical is different, there are simple ways to deal with this issue so it never happens again. After conducting some basic research, I discovered that although this is a common problem for anyone that uses a herbicide sprayer, nobody has shared any easy fix. In this article, you will discover seven common sense solutions to this annoying issue.
Calibrating a sprayer is mostly neglected because it seems too hard. This can be true when you don't have the right tools. When I first calibrated a sprayer, the first thing I did was googled 'how to calibrate a sprayer'. I noticed very quickly that a lot of people had written about this but it was extremely hard to find a simple process. That's when I set out to find the best apps, calculators and worksheets so nobody else has to research as much as I did. I chose four of the best tools I have seen that will make calibrating a sprayer very simple.
When you change spraying chemicals, it is extremely important you thoroughly clean your tank. This simple process can eliminate damage being done to crops or grass by preventing small amounts of the wrong chemical being sprayed. If you have the right cleaning fluid and tools, this process is simple. In this article, I have included a list of the best chemicals to use for cleaning and a 7-step method that you can follow.
There are several definitions and interpretations of what 'calibrating a sprayer' really means. After researching this topic (extensively), I have concluded with a simple definition that will help you quickly understand everything you need to know. In this article, you will also learn about 3 calibration measurements that you must understand before calibrating your boom sprayer. Make note of the 'pro tips' given that I learnt from professionals that perform this task every season.