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Reduced water usage

New precision spray systems debut

OnTarget Spray Systems is premiering its newest efficiency sprayers at the World Ag Expo, February 8-10, 2022 in Tulare, CA.

“We have been perfecting our technology for more than 25 years,” said Willie Hartman, president, OnTarget Spray Systems. “But the evidence is with our growers in North and South America. They are cutting their spray time in half."

OnTarget's articulating rig demonstrates complete coverage on a California citrus grove.

And time isn’t the only resource growers are saving using OnTarget’s electrostatic technology. “Farmers have reported using 80 percent less water and 50 percent less diesel and horsepower when switching to OnTarget,” said Hartman.

Terry Peltzer, a fourth-generation farmer growing citrus in Ivanhoe, CA realized that OnTarget uses only 50 gallons of water per acre. “Typical airblast sprayers require 100 to 500 gallons of water per acre while OnTarget uses only 50 gallons,” said Peltzer. “We spray for mites, thrips, worms, scale and foliar nutrition. Red scale was our worst enemy, but now it's more under control and we can go after all of that with OnTarget.”

It’s not only citrus growers who value OnTarget’s technology. Producers working in cherries, cane berries, tree nuts and vineyards also trust OnTarget.

T.J. Hafner, head agronomist for Oregon’s Agricare appreciates the savings in labor and fuel since switching to OnTarget’s electrostatic sprayers. “We switched primarily to get increased coverage, which has translated into good pest control,” he said. “With the help of these sprayers, we’ve been able to manage spotted wing drosophila and mummy berry, two of the most problematic pests in organic blueberry production.”

Agricare spraying organic blueberries in Oregon.

In the six-plus years the farm has been using OnTarget, Agricare has come to embrace the technology’s efficiencies, many of which can be attributed to lower water usage. “With the products that pesticide labels allow, we go down to 16 gallons of water per acre and are still getting better coverage compared to when we used an air-blast sprayer when we were using 75 to 100 gallons per acre,” Hafner said.

OnTarget Spray Systems will premiere its newest technology at the World Ag Expo in North Exhibit, Booth N37. Attendees can feel the charge of patented precision electrostatics and witness eight unique sprayers for specialty crops.

For a free cost savings analysis on how OnTarget can help your operation, click here.

For more information:
Willie Hartman
OnTarget Spray Systems
Tel: +1 (503) 329-8120 

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