By Robert Pollock
Proper calibration helps make sure equipment is functioning properly and pesticide applications are getting to the target at the proper rate. Worn or broken nozzles or other equipment malfunctions can mean some areas of the target receive too much or too little pesticide, thus having a negative effect on pest control.
Watch these videos to learn the benefits of having your air blast sprayer calibrated from an educator's and grower's perspective:
To schedule your airblast sprayer calibration, please complete the following online form:
Once requested, someone working with our office will be contacting you within a week or so. For us to be as efficient as possible, we have developed a PRE-calibration YouTube video to help you prepare your sprayer(s) prior to our arrival. We also have a link below for a PRE-calibration checklist that you can download and complete. The last link below shows an example of the calibration process.
Completing the pre-calibration checklist prior to our visit will help ensure a successful calibration. Please note: To avoid additional charges, prepare your sprayer prior to our arrival. Also, due to the condition of an unprepared sprayer, sometimes calibration must be delayed until a future date when it is in its proper operating condition.
We normally charge a fee for this educational demonstration program; however, due to COVID-19, we are suspending any charges for 2021. Normally, the grower portion of the sprayer calibration cost is $50 for the first sprayer and additional sprayers are each $30.Source : psu.edu