With so much rain recently, farmers and ranchers will be using their sprayers soon for fungicide and herbicide applications.  At some point every season, it is recommended to recalibrate your sprayer to ensure that you know how much water per acre the sprayer applies so that pesticides can be mixed correctly for application.  This week’s featured video was published by the Noble Foundation to demonstrate the steps for calibrating a Boom Sprayer using the 1/128 of an acre method.  If you are not familiar with this method, there are 128 ounces in a gallon, so if you measure the output from a sprayer for 1/128 acre, the ounces you collect are equal to the volume in gallons for an entire acre.  There is also a companion document that goes along with the video that is shared below the video viewer, or by using the link to the printer friendly file:  Sprayer Calibration Card

Noble Sprayer Calibration Steps

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If you enjoyed this video, you might want to check out others from the featured video archives:  Friday Feature Archive

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