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EPA approves Lechler nozzles for Xtendimax with VaporGrip

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For farmers planting dicamba or 2, 4-D resistant crops this year, nozzle selection is a key part of their crop management programs. Now a new EPA approved product is out on the market. Lechler’s ID Series of Air Induction spray nozzles have been approved for spraying XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology for use on Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and cotton.

Distributed exclusively by Green Leaf in the United States, the EPA has approved Lechler’s ID Series across a range of sizes, including 110-03, 110-04, 110-05, and 80-03, available in standard poly as well as ceramic. Lechler’s ID tips are approved for spraying of XtendiMax within a range of 30psi – 40psi.

Lechler, a worldwide leader in engineering and manufacturing spray nozzles and systems, designed the ID Series of Air Induction nozzles to provide extremely low drift potential. The spray pattern creates extremely coarse to coarse droplets that are uniformly large in size. Thanks to high drift-reduction, coarse droplets, and excellent precision of the spray pattern, Lechler’s ID spray tips stand up to challenging wind conditions. With recent developments underscoring the critical importance of reducing drift, experts estimate that 60 to 70 percent of initial drift control is based on proper nozzle selection. Lechler’s ID nozzles are specifically engineered to create larger spray droplets that will mitigate drift.

“This is a shift in how farmers normally think about and select nozzles,” noted Pete Goda, President of Green Leaf. “In the past, some farmers could take a one-size-fits-all approach when choosing a nozzle. The new reality is that approved nozzles are a product label requirement, not a suggestion. Nozzles not approved by the EPA should not be used.”

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