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​Spraying Orchards In the Most Efficient Way Possible

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Whether you run an orchard or simply have a few trees in your backyard, there are going to be times when you need to spray an herbicide, fungicide, or pesticide. Here are the best tools to use to get the job done efficiently.

Backpack Sprayers

Backpack sprayers are the most popular type of sprayers that an individual person will use in an orchard (as opposed to a plane or truck-based spraying approach). Backpack sprayers require no electricity like powered sprayers do, as their pressure is created by a side-mounted pump, They’re ergonomically-designed to be as comfortable as possible for the wearer, including a waist belt, padded shoulder pads, and lumbar support pad.

Powered Sprayers

Powered sprayers are an excellent option when a large amount of trees have to be sprayed that can’t be sprayed from above. These are the most accurate sprayers available, utilizing Controlled Droplet Application (CDA) so you don’t have to worry as much about overspray damaging nearby plants. Utilizing easily-replaceable batteries, a person who’s spraying won’t need to wear out their arm pumping a traditional sprayer all day.

Hand Sprayers

Hard sprayers are what most people think of when they think about herbicides or pesticides being applied. A two-gallon pump sprayer is easy to pump and easy to carry around. This size of sprayer is typically used for residential plants or for spot-spraying in an orchard when you don’t need to break out the big guns. The nozzle can spray in three different patterns to match the need at hand.

Hose-End Sprayers

When you need to mix a specific herbicide or pesticide with water in order to dilute it, this is an easy and efficient way to do so. Hose-end sprayers hold the chemical and attach to a standard garden hose, and the water provides both dilution and pressure.

Safety Gear

No matter how you’re spraying, you want to make sure that you’re well-protected against the chemicals you’re using. Chemicals drift, winds blow, and mist can fall back down and onto a person. It’s time for some orchard safety supplies.

Sometimes you’re going to need simple eye protection to protect against the errant chemicals, while other times a respirator will need to be added. Boots are always a good idea so that chemicals don’t get tracked into an office or to people’s cars. For the most dangerous pesticides and herbicides that need to be applied, we carry full body suits, aprons, respirators, and gloves. Even organic pesticides and herbicides can be dangerous, especially to the eyes and lungs, so it’s important to keep yourself or your workers as safe as possible.

At Frostproof Growers Supply, we want to make your spraying go smoothly each and every time. We carry a great variety of easy-to-load-and-use spraying tools that can get the job done no matter the size of the orchard. Check out our great options right here!

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