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MagrowTec CEO Gary Wickham.
came along and patented a technology that solves this
kind of challenge between drift and coverage.
" The first product we launched is our flagship boom
product, " Wickham said. " When it's used for a selfpropelled
or a three-point hitch tractor, we can mount
MagGrow on it. We developed a very simple system that
uses permanent-wear magnets inside aluminum manifolds
and stainless steel rods. It's a three components' system.
There's no cables, wires or electricity in the parts. We're
exposing the fluid to a magnetic field exposure.
" We pass the fluid to start non-uniform magnetic fields.
The type of flow is really important.
" Growers like to use small to medium nozzles, but they
are afraid to. When we go through those nozzles, we use
a unique spray characteristic in a profile that's associated
" It enables more of the droplets that the grower wants to
be, not to be too big to go in the atmosphere, and not too
big to run off. "
MagrowTec's technology is a two-component system.
Pesticides pass through magnetic fields under appropriate
flow conditions, changing the physical properties of the
fluid so that the resulting spray-fluid has a much better
droplet profile. This profile results in more even spread,
reduced spray drift and reduces runoff. The system only
contains two main parts - the manifolds (with the
magnets) and the spray-line magnetic rods (inserted inside
A look at a MagrowTec sprayer unit.
the boom spray-line). It is designed to be retrofitted to a
new or existing sprayer, regardless of make or model.
" We were able to help a cotton grower reduce his
water because it allowed him to use MagGrow's smaller
droplets and nozzles, " Wickham said. " He was able to turn
that tank from 550 acres to 900 acres a day. He had labor
and water problems so now he is solving two problems.
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