a mechanical driven device 10’ to 30’ wide equipped with spray nozzles and a holding tank used to apply a pressurized liquid evenly over the turf. It may be pulled by a tractor or mounted on a utility vehicle.
a mechanical device driven by a power source to create a flow of liquid in the sprayer system.
a device located between the nozzles and holding tank on the return side and used to regulate pressure in the sprayer system.
a gauge used to measure pressure in the sprayer system. Operator reads in pounds per square inch – PSI.
a device located on the boom that delivers the correct spray pattern to the turf.
keeps the water and pesticide in motion so the concentration of pesticide is uniformly
mixed with the carrier at all times.
by driving over a measured distance with a full tank of water. For example, if you have a 10ft. boom sprayer, measure a 100ft. distance and make one trip with the sprayer. This will equal 1,000 sq. ft. of coverage.
determine pesticide needed in sprayer tank
by reading the label to determine the pesticide needed per area covered. If the label says to use 16 oz. of pesticide per 1,000 sq. ft. and you have a 50 gal. tank and your flow rate is 1 gal./1,000 sq. ft. then you need to add 16 oz. of pesticide per gal. or 16 oz. x 50 gal. tank or 800 oz. in the tank.
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