[apple-crop] Sprayer Calibration Between Training Styles

2014-06-05 Thread Nick Lucking
Hi everyone, Just curious as to how you guys with larger orchards spray blocks in your orchards when some might be high density and others free standing. Do you do a couple of calibrations with different gear/ pressure settings or just do all of one style block at a time? Cheers, Nick

Re: [apple-crop] Sprayer Calibration Between Training Styles

2014-06-05 Thread maurice tougas
Nick, We use a TeeJet sprayer controller which allows us to change flow/pressure based on tree density. At times this requires a change in travel speed and or tractor rpms as well. Cost was about $1500, and at times the unit is a bit of a headache. Mo Tougas On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 1:47 AM,

Re: [apple-crop] apple-crop Digest, Vol 42, Issue 10

2014-06-05 Thread lee elliott
The fruit shows no sign yet, are about one inch size, trees are on m26 and bud9, most are full grown8 to 12 years old seems to show up a month or so before harvest, looks just like the same thing I used to have on Red Del before I took them out, I spray them with Surround about a month before

Re: [apple-crop] Sprayer Calibration Between Training Styles

2014-06-05 Thread Fleming, William
I use a Raven system on my field crop sprayer and love it. Just punch in the gallons per acre you desire and it automatically measures flow and speed then tells you if you need to slow down or speed up. As Peter said even though the Raven controls nozzle pressure it’s up to you to use a nozzle

Re: [apple-crop] Sprayer Calibration Between Training Styles

2014-06-05 Thread Richard Lehnert
I saw that, too. I had a story earlier this year with Mark Ledebuhr, who was attempting to devise such a system for a lower cost than the Raven. Richard On Jun 5, 2014, at 11:15 AM, Deirdre Birmingham deirdr...@gmail.com wrote: I have an Ag-Tec sprayer, and old 3002. I have not heard of the