Mist Nozzle Evaluation
Alan M. Jones
As you would expect numerous papers have been given at I.P.P.S. meetings over the past 50 years on how to use and what to root using mist propagation, but few papers looking directly at types of mist nozzles. In looking at the different mist nozzles the range available is amazing, all claim to do the same thing but in many different ways. They will all provide the cuttings with a covering of water, but how we use them is the critical thing.
As a way to look at the different types of nozzles in use I sent a simple survey to about 300 I.P.P.S. members. The questions I asked were based on current use, as well as past usage and experience. The following questions were asked:
- Advantages and disadvantages of each type of nozzle used.
- Why they had kept or switched from one type to another.
- If a fogging machine or traveling mist boom was in use.
- The type of controller being used.
I received replies from about 100 members a 33% response. The results provide a good indication
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