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Hooded sprayers may solve drift problem

Photo courtesy of Willmar Fabrication

Growers this spring will again spray fields with herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. Farming large acreage requires big applicators to get the job done.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is enforcing penalties for drift of products caused primarily by wind. With more volatile chemicals now coming to the forefront, the agency may restrict use unless the application industry steps forward to police itself.

Hooded sprayers are now being considered as a good way to reduce drift, cut liability and protect plants and insects that are sensitive to off-target applications.

But can you put a hood on a 120-foot sprayer? Willmar Fabrication has built a unit that covers the center 80-feet of the boom for spraying field margins and buffer areas.

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