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Savings from using Intelligent Sprayer technology

Brandon Carpenter is an agricultural specialist at the ISU Horticulture Research Station in Gilbert, IA. In the spring of 2020, the farm acquired new pesticide spraying technology called the Intelligent Sprayer. Brandon talks about their learning curve using the sprayer and how the technology has helped reduce their pesticide use.

For more information read our blog posts on the Intelligent Sprayer: 



Smart(er) Apple Spraying podcast is part of a project funded by USDA's NIFA-CPPM program. The name of the project is "Combining advanced spray technology with IPM tactics to sustain apple production", award number 2019-70006-30437.

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Welcome to Smart-er Apple Spraying podcast. In this podcast series, we dive into the world of advanced IPM for apple production, focusing on the experience of our interdisciplinary research project members. We will expand your knowledge regarding the new spraying technologies, and disease-warning systems that can be a tool for more sustainable apple production.


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