Boom Sprayer Calibration Tables

Rows of peanuts ready to be harvested. Photo taken 08-22-19.

This 13-page publication is meant to make calibration of boom sprayers easier, and therefore more common, by providing a convenient chart that can be kept in barns, tractor cabs, sprayers, and mix-load facilities for quick reference. Written by Michael J. Mulvaney, Pratap Devkota, Ethan Carter, De Broughton, and Mark Mauldin, and published by the UF/IFAS Agronomy Department, November 2020.

Proper Calibration of Soil Fumigant Application Equipment (ENY047/IN404)

Figure 1. A vegetable field composed of plastic-mulch-covered rows and uncovered row middles in which the total area of the block is 1 acre (43,560 sq ft) in size.Calibration of soil fumigant equipment and determination of soil fumigant application rate are two of the most important factors contributing to the success or failure of pest control efficacy and crop production response, yet generate some of the greatest confusion among many researchers and growers alike. This 5-page fact sheet was written by J.W. Noling, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, December 2012.

Pesticide Safety Miniposter: Apply the Correct Amount (ENY919/IN959)

Figure 1. Preview image of ENY919/IN959Pest managers must know the proper amount of pesticide product to apply. This poster acquaints new pest control technicians with the basic process of following label instructions to properly dilute pesticides, and it walks technicians through two types of basic equipment calibration. The poster has quick response (QR) codes that link smartphones to online videos illustrating each step in applying the correct amount of pesticides. Designed by R.W. Baldwin, S.K. Hill, Philip Koehler, W. Walker, and J.C. Medley, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, August 2012.

Boom Sprayer Nozzle Performance Test (PI23/PI015)

Calibration is adjusting equipment to determine the amount of material being applied to the target area. This 4-page fact sheet explains why equipment needs to be calibrated and how to test calibration of boom sprayer nozzles. Written by F.M. Fishel and published by the UF Department of Agronomy, February 2011.

PI24/PI016 Broadcast Boom Sprayer Calibration

Revised! PI-24, a 3-page illustrated fact sheet by Thomas W. Dean and Frederick M. Fishel, details all steps needed to estimate accurately in gallons-per-acre (GPA) how much a properly calibrated boom sprayer will broadcast. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Agronomy, June 2008.