Two great books now available  Effective Vineyard Spraying (2nd edition)

Effective Orchard Spraying

These books are based upon the application of science into practice and will describe how to:

  • improve deposition throughout the canopy
  • reduce drift from the target area
  • develop more effective use of pesticides
  • improve operation and profitability of the spraying operation
  • improve grape quality through improved canopy health
  • provide a comprehensive understanding of the spraying process from machine to target
  • improve educational programs and college courses

In a very practical manner, Effective Vineyard Spraying and Effective Orchard Spraying show sprayer owners and operators how to get the best from their machine and spraying operation.

Excellent disease and insect control is required for the production of quality grapes. In order to obtain effective coverage, the right product must be applied to the right target at the right time.

Effective Vineyard Spraying and Effective Orchard Spraying detail:

  • airflow adjustment and nozzle orientation
  • methods of quantifying deposition
  • maintenance and sprayer adjustments
  • drift reduction methods based on trials at Cornell University in the past decade
  • good management of the spraying operation to maintain timeliness
  • selecting sprayers
  • getting the most from the spraying system

Effective Vineyard Spraying and Effective Orchard Spraying feature:
All types of sprayers ranging from hand-held to multi-row machines

Simple fixes through to sophisticated solutions

The use of precision tools such as GPS and GIS to assist management and traceability issues

Included with a book purchase, a password-protected webpage (see “Additional Content”) with the following content:

  • Video clips on nozzle selection and sprayer calibration (metric and standard units)

  • Spreadsheet-based “What-if” programs allowing growers to assess the effect of changes in operating parameters (larger tanks, multi-row machines and rapid filling) on the overall system output

Ordering information

View a detailed brochure (pdf)

Available NOW!