Proper herbicide application is critical to ensure products achieve their full potential for weed control. For postemergence herbicides, this includes application to appropriately sized weeds and equipping the sprayer to achieve uniform coverage of target weeds. Weed scientists at Purdue University recently reported on the influence of nozzle type and spray volume on target coverage within the soybean canopy. A traditional flat fan (XR) nozzle and three drift reduction nozzles were included in the study. The XR nozzle produced more driftable droplets than the other nozzles, and the two types of air induction nozzles had much less volume in small droplets than the XR and TTJ nozzles
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Hartzler, Robert G. and Hanna, H. Mark, "Spray Volume is Critical for Postemergence Herbicides" (2016). Integrated Crop Management News. 2328.
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