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Good Spraying Practices - 2
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:07 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Emerging technological advancements have changed agriculture and how farmers operate their businesses. This is especially evident in sprayers and spraying techniques.

With the help of onboard computers, spraying has been simplified. For many farmers and sprayer operators, the past 20 years have marked a huge advance when it comes to spraying, according to Steve Sernett, Hagie Manufacturing precision product coordinator.

"Before the 1980s, everyone sprayed with speed and pressure," Sernett told DTN. "Then, in the mid- to late-'80s, you saw the introduction of rate controllers, which made farmers more efficient as wheel speed varied the flow."

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