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Check Sprayers For Signs Of Wear And Tear

DR. LEE TOWNSEND

LEXINGTON, KY.
Checking sprayers now and replacing leaking pumps, cracked hoses, and worn or mismatched sprayer nozzles can save time and aggravation when it is time to go to the field.  In addition, clean clogged strainers and check nozzles for wear, especially if abrasive formulations (wettable powders, dry flowables, flowables, etc.) have been used. ∆
   DR. LEE TOWNSEND: Extension Entomologist, University of Kentucky








 Figure 1. Hoses can crimp and weaken along folding spray booms.
 Photos: Lee Townsend, UK










 Figure 2. Replace cracked hose sections before they fail.











 Figure 3. Remove nozzles to check for clogs – like this spider web.
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