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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sprayer Nozzles

People who apply their own crop protectants should be looking more closely than ever at nozzle selection.  There are plenty of reasons to abandon those flat fan nozzles.
  • Larger nozzles have less drift problems
  • Different materials call for different nozzles.  Be sure to check your label.
  • Be sure to calibrate your spayer
  • Use nozzle shutoffs and guidance to avoid overlap
University of Kentucky put out this information on Sprayer Nozzle Selection and Calibration
Iowa State University offers the following advice for Sprayer Nozzle Selection for Pesticide Performance and Drift Reduction
TeeJet offers and Interactive Nozzle Selection Guide on their website. 

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