Weed resistance is changing more than just which herbicides to use. The need for a consistent spray pattern to ensure complete coverage is vital. Using optimized spray control systems gives applicators more accurate droplet size and coverage and more precise and consistent spray patterns, helping to achieve the ideal application rate for maximum weed control.

Raven Industries, the leader in Driverless Ag Technology, will showcase and demonstrate the company’s OMNi suite of technology at Farm Progress Show, one of the largest public farm shows in the United States. At the show, Raven will feature its industry-leading technology in the event’s Autonomy Zone, where the company will debut OMNiDRIVE™ on Case IH Magnum™ and showcase OMNiPOWER™ performing autonomous missions. The public can experience OMNi August 31 through September 2, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily.

Consistent boom height is important to combating weed resistance for three reasons: to reduce uneven spray dispersion if the boom is too low, to reduce spray droplet drift if the boom is too high and to reduce damage to the boom or crop if the boom is on uneven terrain. A recent study found that Raven AutoBoom® XRT holds the boom closer to the target height with less variability, ensuring consistency.