How-to video: Calibrating pressure-nozzle applicator systems

Posted on August 28, 2013 in
UrnessBy Jon Urness
A little knowledge about application equipment can go a long way toward choosing the right equipment to buy, using such equipment, and applying the correct amount of product. Previously in this series of videos, we concentrated on ultra-low volume applicators and their maintenance. In our latest video, we take a look at systems that use specific combinations of pressure and nozzle size to determine application rate. Most often, these systems apply a pint or more of liquid per ton of silage or high moisture grain. As more and more producers put up high moisture corn, snaplage or earlage, these types of systems often make the most sense.

So check out the video below and learn more about these pressure and nozzle type systems.


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As always, contact your consultant if you’d like to discuss the best options for your harvesting system.   About the author:  Jon Urness is the Vita Plus national forage specialist.  He grew up on his family’s five-generation homestead dairy near Black Earth, Wis. and still lives there today.  He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural journalism.  Since 1992, Urness has provided on-farm dairy nutrition consulting in southwest Wisconsin as a Vita Plus employee owner.  He has also taken on the forage marketing responsibilities outside of the traditional Vita Plus market.

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