Yes, folks spraying season is here, the annual battle with the weeds has begun. You’re getting ready to spray, aren’t you? Of course you are, that’s why you’re here, so we can talk about selecting the right TeeJet spray tips and nozzles to get the job done.
The Benefits of Spraying Early
Now on the off chance that you weren’t thinking about spraying, maybe you should. And to that point let’s talk about the benefits of spraying early as opposed to later.
No, I’m not talking about spraying early in the morning, although that might be a good idea (wind velocities are lower). We’re talking about spraying early in the season, shortly after sowing. Here are some benefits to spraying early:
- Targeting young weeds reduces shading giving you better spray coverage
- The longer weeds remain among your crop the more nutrients and moisture they’re taking away from young crops (spraying early produces better yields)
- Larger weeds have larger roots systems making them harder to kill (even if they look in poor condition they’re still taking away water and nutrients from your crop)
- For those of you folks who were here looking for the right TeeJet spray tips and nozzles to best suit your needs let’s take a closer look at some of those options.
TeeJet Spray Tips and Nozzles
The right combination of TeeJet spray tips and nozzles makes a huge impact on everything from:
- Crop yield
- Plant health
- Pest control
- And the bottom line, profitability
TeeJet Spray Tips
TeeJet currently features six different spray tips:
- The Turbo TeeJet which sprays in a single pattern with a medium to coarse droplet size. The Turbo TeeJet is best used in conjunction with contact herbicides.
- The Turbo TwinJet is a twin pattern tip with a medium to coarse droplet size. The Turbo TwinJet is also great for contact herbicides.
- The Air Induction Extended Range is a single pattern tip with coarse to very coarse droplet size. The Air Induction Extended Range is 2,4-D, Roundup and Dicamba.
- The Air Induction spray tip comes in a single pattern has a very coarse to extremely coarse droplet size and is also best used in conjunction with 2, 4-D, Roundup and Dicamba.
- The Air Induction Turbo TwinJet comes in a twin pattern has a very coarse to extremely coarse droplet size and is best used with Roundup and Dicamba.
- The Turbo TeeJet Induction is a single pattern tip that has an extremely coarse to ultra-coarse droplet size and works great with Roundup and Dicamba.
There are so many variables to consider when choosing the right TeeJet Nozzle for the job. Nozzles, as small as they are, play a mighty important role in the battle against weeds. They’re responsible for:
- Metering the amount of liquid sprayed over a unit area
- Controlling the rate of application
- Variability of spray over the width of the sprayer boom
- Influencing droplet size, affecting target coverage and spray drift
- Maximizing efficiency
- Minimizing spray drift
- Allow compliance with label requirements (ex; application rate) and spray droplet size
That’s a lot to take into consideration, but it doesn’t end there. Selecting the right nozzle means finding the right one for each specific job, that’s why you’re encouraged to have more than one nozzle ready. Teejet has three different categories for nozzles. Broadcast, Specialty Application, and Liquid Fertilizer.
When selecting a nozzle here are some additional things to consider:
- Application rate
- Spray pressure
- Travel speed
- Type of chemical sprayed
- Fertilizers or growth regulators
- Spray coverage requirement
- Contact or Systemic
- Application type
- Air assisted
- Target crop
- Field crops
- Shrubs and trees
- Spray drift risk
Once you’ve determined the right TeeJet spray tips and nozzles for the job, you can choose from a great selection of TeeJet spray tips and nozzles at Mid-South Ag.
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