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.
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.
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.
If you have the right calculations and tools, calibrating your sprayer will take about 30 minutes. This is an easy process if you follow this step by step explanation. When I wanted to learn how to calibrate a sprayer, I decided to do some research to discover the process. I found it extremely difficult to find a basic explanation all on one page. For those of you in that situation, here is the best explained procedure to follow.
Probably one of the most frustrating things while boom spraying is your chemical drifting. Stopping the spray drift in windy conditions is often easier said than done. However, there are things you can do that reduce the drift on those windy days you are trying to finish a field, before it rains. Although there are times when it is too windy, in this article you will find 8 effective ways to reduce the spray drift as much as possible.
Hitching your 3 Point PTO sprayer to your tractor is simple when you follow the right process. This guide will show you how to quickly and safely complete this task without wasting time. Although the hitch or lift arms differ slightly with different brands of tractors, you will be able to follow this method. When connecting anything to a PTO shaft, it is important you take safety measures to eliminate any injuries.