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Deere buys stake in U.S. sprayer maker Hagie

Reading Time: 2 minutes CORRECTED, March 30, 2016 — Reuters — Deere and Co. said on Tuesday it has acquired a majority stake in Hagie Manufacturing, allowing the farm equipment manufacturer to take a greater position the high-clearance sprayer market. High-clearance sprayers, which allow farmers to spray fertilizers and pesticides in-crop later in the growing season, are “a new market for […] Read more

Which makes a bigger difference in spray success, nozzle direction, nozzle spacing, or nozzle height? Wolf’s research is finding some unexpected answers.

Getting better at fungicide application

You may be doing a good spraying job now, but new WGRF research shows it might be relatively easy to do a whole lot better

Reading Time: 5 minutes A set of new sprayer nozzles can cost $500 to $1,000, while a new sprayer can clock in at $400,000. “But almost the entire probability of application success depends on the nozzle,” says Tom Wolf, co-owner of Agrimetrix Research and Training in Saskatoon. He’s not saying that farmers shouldn’t invest in a new sprayer if […] Read more