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Sprayer Field Day – Optimizing spray coverage to use new technology

August 8, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Sprayer Field Day

Date:  Tuesday, August 8, 2023Time:  2:00 – 5:00 p.m.Location:  West of 75008 W Hanks Rd, Prosser, WA 99350 (look for WSU Field Day signs)Cost:  $15Register at:


Field day will be demonstrated in hops, but is applicable to grapes and tree fruit. All industries welcome.This workshop will focus on understanding and working with sprayers to improve deposition and pest control while reducing drift and expenses. The importance of nozzles, pressure, speed and air are shown and then related to the use of new precision spray technology that targets spraying only the canopy. These principles of “planning, doing, and checking” should be applied to any sprayer but also critical when investing in new technologies and trying to optimize ROI. Additionally, we will demonstrate closed transfer systems for pesticides and how to avoid worker exposure.Speakers:Gwen Hoheisel, WSU ExtensionDavid Del Moro, RDO EquipmentBryan Gran, SurePoint Ag SystemsRyan Kuch, Smart Apply


Anyone attending this program that requires auxiliary aids or services, please contact Gwen Hoheisel at 509-786-5609 or by email at three weeks prior to the event. Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office.


Gwen Hoheisel