Every broadcast spray application isn’t one in the same. There is wide range factors that go into deciding what is the ideal broadcast spray boom nozzle. In this blog post, we will be showcasing the different, but common options that are available from Valley Industries.
Factors to consider before choosing a boom nozzle
- Broadcast Spraying Parameters – What is the pressure (PSI), speed and the application rate intended to be used for your broadcast spraying application.
- Type of Chemical Being Used – Will you be using fertilizers, fungicides, insecticides or herbicides. Depending on the chemicals label requirements, that will affect application rate.
- Spray Drift Risk – Drift is when droplets or dust travel away from the intended area for your broadcast spraying applications. Need to be aware of what is around your surrounding’s.
- Nozzle Type & Size – Depending on the factors above, you will need to determine what is the ideal nozzle for your broadcast spraying application.
Economical nozzle designed for general broadcast spraying | Medium drop size | Medium drift hazard | Best performance between 30-60 PSI | 20″ and 28″ suggested spray height
Provide increased wear resistance from abrasive chemicals vs. economic nozzles | Medium drop size | Low drift hazard | Best performance between 15-60 PSI | 20″ suggested spray height
Delivers larger droplets and greatly reduces drift compared to flat fan nozzles | Large drop size | Low drift hazard | Best performance between 25-90 PSI | 20″ suggested spray height
Deflecting design with larger orifice to avoid clogs | Medium drop size | Low drift hazard | Best performance between 10-45 PSI | 14-20″ suggested spray height
Need further assistance in determining which type of broadcast spray boom nozzle is right for you? Contact us today for help finding the right nozzle for your applications!