Sprayers
A scientist from Agriculture Canada and an engineer from the University of PEI are teaming up on a project they hope will revolutionize how farmers deal with weeds in their fields. Their idea is to mount a camera and sensors on a sprayer.It then uses software to identify what's a…
For the tractor-mounted sprayer market for 2017, John Deere introduces the Frontier LS11 Series 3-point Mounted Sprayers. These economical, efficient sprayers are ideal for making spray applications to pastures, small or large fields, road ditches, fence rows, specialty crops and for other types of crops and field uses.The LS11 Series…
Spraying chemicals has expanded far beyond in-crop herbicides to include fungicides, pre-harvest, and other late season applications in many fields. Challenges arise as growers transition to spraying at different times of the year and into different crops, canopy heights and densities.
June 15, 2016 - Salford Group unveiled what it says is the largest pull-type pneumatic boom applicator on the planet. The whopping prototype is being shown for the first time in public at Canada's Farm Progress Show this week in Regina.
June 17, 2015, Regina, SK – Pesticide application has never been more important in Canada. Today's operators need to understand more than just how to operate a sprayer - one of the most complex and expensive agricultural machines. They also need to balance how weather, chemistry, plant canopies and many…
Agrifac, a Dutch manufacturer of self-propelled sprayers, is expanding into Canada. Agrifac has 30 years of experience in designing and manufacturing self-propelled sprayers. The company gives primary attention to an accurate spray application: "Every drop hits the right spot." Boom stability as well as techniques to increase the coverage of…
Equipment technologies are continually advancing to provide more opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness. But according to Jason Deveau, an application technology specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), farmers do not have to buy a new sprayer to take advantage of the newest tools.…
For the project’s lab component, the researchers created a canopy of mature wheat plants and a simulated broadleaf canopy, and assessed canopy penetration using different spraying practices. Photo by Tom Wolf, Agrimetrix Research & Training. A new project to discover the most effective ways to spray fungicides into mature crop…
The decision on whether to spray or not can be a difficult one for producers, says an Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) specialist, and the wrong decision can have serious financial consequences. "Today's farm business managers wear many different hats, and mycology and entomology may not be their area…
Aug. 5, 2014, Ontario – Twenty-eight per cent has become the preferred nitrogen source on winter wheat in Ontario. Application is perfectly uniform, something that seems difficult to achieve with most urea applications. However, leaf burn is one of the main problems with 28 per cent applications, particularly at later…
June 4, 2014 - John Deere has introduced the R4045 Sprayer, which replaces the company's 4940 Sprayer. The new R4045 Sprayer features a 346 horsepower Final Tier 4 PowerTech™ PSS 9.0L engine with four-wheel hydrostatic drive that can operate at 25 MPH spraying/spreading and 35 MPH in transport. For liquid…
May 12, 2014, Ontario – Pesticide spray drift is the aerial movement and unintentional deposit of pesticide outside the target area. Drift cannot be entirely eliminated, but spray operators can greatly reduce the potential for pesticide drift. | READ MORE  
Aug. 20, 2013 - This weekend, BASF teams up with The Olde Tyme Harvest for Hunger in Langenburg, Saskatchewan to raise money for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to provide food for less fortunate people who are struggling with famine and hunger.This year's event will be a world record attempt for…
As a business, farming is all about efficiencies. The more efficient the operation, the stronger the bottom line – not to mention other benefits of efficiencies like labour, yield, equipment usage or feed conversion in livestock. Tom Wolf, research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, spends his days researching efficiencies…
Fusarium is an old pest in Manitoba’s Red River Valley but it is becoming a big new pest about 500 kilometres northwest, in the Swan River Valley. To get ahead of the disease game, seed grower Wayne Alford went shopping for nozzles to provide better coverage.   “I wanted to…
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