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Improving Sprayer Performance – Cashmere

March 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Join WSU Extension to improve your sprayer performance this season. Extension Specialist Gwen Hoheisel has provided research and extension to tree fruit, berries and grapes since 2006. Her work focuses on sustainable pest management and application technologies. Gwen will provide a FREE in-field demo on tree fruit sprayer performance at two locations in March.

Improving Sprayer Performance (Cashmere)
Thursday, March 26 @ 1:00-5:00PM
Schmitten Orchards
5304 Old Monitor Road
Cashmere WA 98815

The program will cover:
• Matching spray pattern to canopy shape. Learn to analyze spray distribution and adjust nozzles to get every drop to the crop.
• Matching airspeed to your canopy. Airspeed: how much is enough? How much is too much? Learn how to reduce airspeed with fan speed, blade pitch, and baffles to match canopy type and reduce drift.
• Covering the target. Droplet size considerations. Adjust to apply many small droplets that will stick to the whole leaf surface. Gwen will demo nozzles, pressure gauges, and proper calibration.

This event is funded by USDA NIFA-Crop Protection Grant and co-sponsored by Chelan Fruit Cooperative.

From US-2E/97N turn right onto Old Monitor Road just before Blue Star cold storage facility. Continue for 1/4 mile. Driveway is on right.
From US-2W/97S turn left onto Red Apple Road just before Anjou Bakery. Immediately turn right onto Old Monitor Road. Continue for 1/2 mile. Driveway is on left.

Contact Person: Chris Strohm
Company: Washington State University Extension
Phone: 509-293-8792
Email: [email protected]


March 26, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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