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How to Calibrate a Boom Sprayer: 1/128 of an acre method

James Locke

By James Locke
Planned Consultation Manager and Senior Soils and Crops Consultant

Posted Dec. 17, 2015

James Locke demonstrates the 1/128 of an acre method for calibrating a boom sprayer. Locke is a soils and crops consultant for the Noble Research Institute.

Sprayer calibration allows the operator to determine the volume or gallons per acre a sprayer is applying. Without knowing the volume applied, we cannot know how much chemical to add to the tank to control the target weed or insect and stay within legal rate limits.

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This video is part of the DIY Agriculture educational series produced by Noble Research Institute.