Category Archives: Ask the Application Specialists

Chemical applications in wet conditions

Late spraying this spring? Keep your eye on your herbicide labels. Adjustments in timing pre- and post-emergence herbicides could mean altered application rates, different products. A wet start to planting and growing season — like the one farmers in many parts of the country have faced this year — has created several herbicide application issues […]

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Spraying Swag and Tips

Spray safe with the right protective gear. The chemical label is your friend when determining the right PPE.  Anyone accustomed to spraying herbicides knows the job has inherent dangers, especially when working with chemicals with a higher toxicity. Ensuring you’re protected for the job is essential before beginning any spraying task. In many situations, experienced […]

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Out of Options: 4 Tips for Spraying in Wet Fields

Originally published 2017 Updated April 2019 It’s been a long winter and that has brought on an extremely wet spring. You’ve waited and waited for your wet field to dry, but it hasn’t. Now weeds are starting to take up residence in your crops. Do you risk soil compaction by bringing your ag sprayer in […]

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THE ESSENTIAL SECOND STEP IN SPRAYER WINTERIZATION

Ensuring your Apache Sprayer is thoroughly cleaned and free of any chemical residue is a major part of winterizing your machine. But, that’s just half of the equation when it comes to making sure your sprayer is ready for winter. Once all systems are free of chemical, it’s important to add antifreeze to prevent any […]

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DON’T NEGLECT THESE THREE COMPONENTS DURING SPRAYER WINTERIZATION

Though the major components of a sprayer – product system, rinse loop, agitation and inductor loops – deserve much of the attention during the winterization process, it’s important not to neglect other parts and components that are important to the machine’s operation during the growing season. And, the right winterization now can prevent costly and […]

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PREPARE YOUR SPRAYER APPLICATION LOOPS FOR WINTER

Your Apache Sprayer has worked hard during the growing season to perform a critical role. Now, it’s time to make sure it’s prepared for a winter nap, so when it’s time to spray next season, your machine is ready to go.   Winterizing your sprayer is important to keep your sprayer functioning optimally in the […]

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Sprayer Year-End Savings Incentives

End of Year Savings You Don’t Want to Miss Is a self-propelled sprayer on your farm’s machinery shopping list this year? If that’s the case, a combination of year-end pricing and tax incentives means there’s no better time to buy than right now. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is offering bonus depreciation for business-related expenses […]

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Strainer Screens Changing Colors Per New Global Standard

They’re small yet essential components of an Apache Sprayer, but a recent mandated change to strainer screen color-coding causing some big headaches for operators looking for the right replacement parts for their machines. But, not to worry: operators can look to their Apache specialists to find clarity on the recent change. Effective August 2016, the […]

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Ask the Specialists: What is Raven Hawkeye™?

We work continuously to create programs and form partnerships to ensure all Apache sprayer owners have access to the latest precision technology. As a trusted and celebrated brand in the precision farming industry, Raven Applied Technology has created yet another game-changing solution with the invention of the Raven Hawkeye™ pressure-based spray nozzle control system. “With […]

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Avoid Spray Drift — 5 Things To Consider

Avoiding spray drift to ensure a more efficient application is a constant battle — but it’s a battle worth fighting. Controlling spray drift not only saves the environment, but your pocketbook too. After all, those plumes of wasted herbicide bring more problems than increased input costs including government fines and crop damage. “Spray drift needs […]

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