Obviously, the goal is to always control all the factors you can to ensure you are getting the most out of an application, no matter if it’s seed, fertilizer or chemical. But with today’s input prices and product shortages, maximizing product performance and efficacy hits home a little harder. To help give applicators a boost in accuracy and peace of mind, AgLeader recently announced RightSpot, a nozzle-by-nozzle control technology and the newest addition to the DirectCommand product line.
With RightSpot, flow rate and pressure are treated independently so applicators can adjust the speed appropriate to field conditions and their comfort level without having to worry about sacrificing rate, droplet size, and overall application accuracy. What does speed have to do with coverage? With traditional sprayers, consistent speed is required because it regulates the rate by increasing/decreasing boom pressure as speed is adjusted. Driving slower than the optimal speed because of terraces, curves and hills? Then odds are pressure is too low, droplet size is too big, and chemical efficacy takes a hit. Running wide open in a nice flat, square 80 acres? Droplet size decreases which ramps up the risk for drift potential. Overall, the droplet size inconsistencies result in coverage issues and inefficient use of product.
RightSpot’s nozzle-by-nozzle technology uses pulsing nozzles to maintain precise, user-defined boom pressures across a wider range of speeds and varying terrains. Automatic shutoffs at the nozzle level and turn compensation technology reduce over-application and also ensures a consistent rate is applied on the inner and outer portions of the boom. As a part of the DirectCommand product line, RightSpot is controlled by the versatile, year-round InCommand 1200 monitor.
If it has caught your attention and you want to discuss how RightSpot fits into your operation, give us a call.