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Eight Lechler Nozzles EPA Approved For Spraying XtendiMax® with VaporGrip® Technology

Fontanet, IN–May 2, 2017–The fluid flow experts of Green Leaf®, Incorporated, an Indiana manufacturer, are proud to partner with Lechler to announce that Lechler’s ID Series of Air Induction spray nozzles are EPA 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.

For farmers planting dicamba or 2, 4-D resistant crops this year, nozzle selection is a key part of their crop management programs.  Only EPA approved nozzles, operated within tested and verified pressure and flow rate ranges, should be used.

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% 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.”

The next generation of weed management, XtendiMax® with VaporGrip® Technology is designed to be the industry’s lowest volatility dicamba formulation. An integral component of the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System, it is an ideal dicamba option to help manage glyphosate-resistant and tough-to-control weeds. ​

“We’re always committed to bringing farmers new technology that helps them spray safely, to help maximize yield potential, weed control and quality.” concluded Goda.  

To purchase Lechler’s EPA approved ID spray tips you can visit www.green-leaf.us to buy online or go to a store near you.View More

New Patent Helps Farmers Save Time, Sets New Benchmark for Spray Tech

Fontanet, IN–May 2, 2017–The fluid flow experts of Green Leaf®, Incorporated, an Indiana manufacturer is proud to partner with Lechler in announcing its newly patented “pinch to remove” maintenance system, allowing farmers to easily remove the spray nozzles injector without tools to check and clean it quickly, drastically reducing spraying down time. Exclusive to Lechler’s IDTA nozzles, this technology provides excellent user protection and safety since the injector can be removed without tools and while wearing protective gloves.

This development is the result of Lechler’s intensive research and discussions with farmers in the field to help improve their spraying. Thanks to more than 135 years experience, Lechler’s technology has helped farmers improve spray efficiency, lower costs and increase crop yields. Distributed exclusively by Green Leaf in the United States and Canada, Lechler’s patented IDTA spray tips are the latest in a wide range of agricultural spray nozzles.

“Our goal is to always be at the forefront of new developments in the Ag market,” according to Pete Goda, President of Green Leaf. “This proprietary technology lets farmers save time and get back to spraying crops faster. By offering the latest technology, we help farmers focus on what they do best.”

The IDTA nozzle also provides improved spray coverage on the front and rear sides of canopied crops, and is designed to deliver these improvements at higher driving speeds. To purchase Lechler’s spray tips you can visit www.Green-Leaf.us to buy online or go to a store near you.

While farmers face stricter environmental regulations for drift, reducing the options available for spraying pesticides, the IDTA gives another good spray program option back to the farmers. Extremely low-drift, air-induction twin flat spray nozzle for optimal deposition and reduced spray drift at higher driving speeds when compared to other styles of nozzles.

A ceramic core for long service life lets farmers keep spraying when other nozzles have worn out and need replacement. Thanks to a 90% drift reduction approval rating from Europe’s key ag engineering groups, an Ultra Coarse to Medium spray droplet working range, and a unique twin pattern that maximizes deposition, Lechler’s IDTA spray tips stand up to challenging wind conditions. Lechler’s US Patent No. US 9,527,100 covers its full range of IDTA spray tips. And because of it’s twin and directional pattern design, coverage on the front and rear sides of vertical crop targets is significantly increased when compared to standard spray patterns.View More

Droplet Size Increasingly Important for Sprayer Calibration

The discovery of soybean rust four years ago in the U.S. caused a surge in interest in sprayers and pesticide application technologies. And while that threat has not materialized in the Corn Belt as of yet, other less dramatic changes as well should be driving more careful consideration of how we apply water-based crop inputs.

These include:

• The nearly complete switch from soil-applied to foliar-applied herbicides in the past decade • Increase in fungicide applications for foliar diseases in corn • Explosion of rural residences within an hour’s drive of metropolitan areas

• Increasingly sensitive public in regards to environmental awareness

• Increases in input costs The proper calibration of a sprayer to achieve accurate, safe, and efficient application of crop protection products should be standard operating mode for any Top Farmer.

Using pressure, speed, and nozzle spacing, calibration steps are taken to ensure that the desired amount of spray material is being dispersed according to label recommendations. Most applicators are familiar with how to use flow rate charts from spray equipment catalogs and Web sites to determine the nozzle orifice size needed as described above. Applicators are also comfortable in making those applications with the benefit of an automatic rate controller to help improve the uniformity of application volume across the field. However, a sprayer calibrated in this manner does not guarantee the application will achieve its highest level of efficacy or minimize drift. That’s why we have invited Bob Wolf to this year’s Top Farmer Crop Workshop, who will present and offer hands-on advice during the Monday afternoon sessions at the Agronomy Farm.

To read the full report, please click here.

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Green Leaf Receives NSF International Certification

Company’s Hose and Pipe Fittings Comply with NSF/ANSI Standard 61 and NSF/ANSI Standard

Fontanet, IN–February 18, 2016–The fluid flow experts of Green Leaf®, Incorporated, a Fontanet, Indiana manufacturer of injection molded nylon and polypropylene products, announces that their nylon hose and pipe fittings are now certified by NSF International as fully complying with the requirements of NSF/ANSI Standard 61 – Drinking Water System Components, Health Effects and NSF/ANSI Standard 372 – Drinking Water System Components, Lead Content.

GreenLeaf’s nylon hose and pipe fittings (manufactured in sizes 1/8” to 2”) are utilized for a variety of agricultural, plumbing and industrial liquid-handling solutions.
An ISO-certified company, Green Leaf designs their nylon fittings, including hose and pipe fittings, for durability and performance in both cold- and hot-water applications and to be resistant to organic solvents, oils, gasoline, high impact and high temperatures.

NSF/ANSI 61 testing covers all products with drinking water contact from source to tap, and determines what contaminants may migrate or leach from a product into drinking water. It also confirms products are below the maximum levels allowed to be considered safe. NSF/ANSI Standard 372 tests products for lead content to ensure that they comply with lead content requirements for “lead free” plumbing as defined by California, Vermont, Maryland, and Louisiana state laws and the U.S. Safe Drinking Act in effect as of January 4, 2014.11… View More

Green Leaf – Exclusive Distributor of Lechler Agriculture Products

Indiana Company is Exclusive Distributor of Lechler Agriculture Products in United States and Canada

Fontanet, IN–January 20, 2016–The fluid flow experts of Green Leaf®, Incorporated, a Fontanet, Indiana manufacturer of agricultural products, introduces Lechler Inc.’s IDTA asymmetrical twin flat spray air induction nozzles to the U.S. and Canadian markets.

The IDTA nozzle provides improved spray coverage on the front and rear sides of treated crops and turf, and is designed to deliver these improvements at higher driving speeds. These gains are achieved by the asymmetrical design featuring spray angles, pattern widths, and flow rates that work together for ideal target coverage and drift reduction.

Lechler’s patented “pinch to remove” maintenance system that allows the nozzle to be checked and cleaned quickly, drastically reducing down time. It is recommended for insecticides, fungicides, and plant growth regulators in agricultural and turf applications.

The IDTA asymmetrical twin flat spray air induction nozzle sets a new benchmark in double flat fan technology, demonstrating marked improvements in both application and user safety. The nozzle will be available in ISO sizes 02 through 08 and available exclusively from Green Leaf and their retailers.

The Lechler IDTA asymmetrical twin flat spray air induction nozzle from Green Leaf features:

· Higher drift reduction across the entire working range of flow and pressure.
· One-piece nozzle fits bayonet style nozzle body connection systems.
· Twin flat spray jets with 30-degree front and 50-degree rear directional patterns.
· 120-degree wide front pattern, with 60% of the flow rate.
· 90-degree wide rear pattern, with 40% of the flow rate.
· A finer droplet spectrum to the front provides optimal coverage.
· A coarser droplet spectrum to the rear reduces drift and captures fines.
· Use for boom end and border applications.
· Increased coverage on vertical targets, with more deposition on front and rear sides of plants.
· Ceramic core for long service life.

About Green Leaf, Incorporated
Green Leaf®, Incorporated began manufacturing products for the agricultural industry in 1979 and has grown to specialize in designing and manufacturing injection molded nylon and polypropylene agricultural products. Green Leaf continually improves processes, provides ongoing employee training, and performs market studies to deliver the right fluid product part at the right price. Green Leaf’s top performing fluid flow products are available through various distribution networks and retail outlets.

Through its complete line of liquid handling products, which includes valves, cam lever couplings and fittings, Green Leaf continually strives to exceed the fluid flow needs and expectations of its customers, while anticipating their requirements for tomorrow. More about Green Leaf can be found at www.green-leaf.us.

To read the full press release as a PDF, please click here.… View More

Bringing Product Manufacturing Back to America

Products Made in USA Increases to 90% with Return of China Produced Products
Green Leaf®, Incorporated, a manufacturer of liquid handling products located in Fontanet, Indiana, announces that a number of its products being produced in China will return to be manufactured in America.

Many factors aided in Green Leaf’s return to domestic manufacturing, including increased energy and labor costs abroad, which are making America a cheaper place to manufacture goods.
“We estimate around 70 products currently being manufactured in China will return here, bringing the total products being manufactured in the USA to nearly 90%,” states Pete Goda, President of Green Leaf. “We are particularly excited to expand our Gator Lock® cam lever couplings in various sizes, giving us more control over one of our leading product lines.”
Gator Locks® feature a locking mechanism and interchangeability that are unique to the marketplace. The spring mechanism provides enhanced safety that reduces the potential loss of chemicals, protecting the environment and the expense of replacing spilled chemicals.
“Bringing our products back to domestic manufacturing will increase jobs at our company and will give us more control over the entire production process,” according to Pete Goda, President. “This will only improve the speed and accuracy of producing our top-quality proprietary components, and will allow us to pass the benefits of competitive pricing and distribution controls on to our customers.”

In addition to celebrating the increased numbers of American made Green Leaf products, the company is also commemorating its 35th year in business with the introduction of a new brand and website.

“Our goal for the new website is to improve access for our customers and distributors, to provide a resource that engages individuals wanting to reference products online and connect by emailing or calling us,” Pete concluded.

About Green Leaf, Incorporated
Green Leaf®, Incorporated began manufacturing products for the agricultural industry in 1979 and has grown to specialize in designing and manufacturing injection molded nylon and polypropylene liquid handling products. Keeping pace with technology, Green Leaf utilizes fully automated robotics in its manufacturing and the latest equipment in product marking and special packaging. Green Leaf products are available through various distribution networks and retail outlets.

Through its complete line of liquid handling products, which includes valves, cam lever couplings, fittings and sprayer components, Green Leaf continually strives to meet the current needs of customers, while anticipating their future needs.… View More

GreenLeaf Proudly Supports 4-H with Special Awards

Beginning with the 2014 Indiana county fair season, Green Leaf®, Incorporated, a Fontanet, Indiana manufacturer of agricultural products , will partner with Indiana 4-H Youth Development to recognize outstanding youth gardeners.

“For countless years, 4-H has empowered and enriched the lives of youth from every corner of our country,” says Teko Goda, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Green Leaf.

“As a business in the agricultural industry, Green Leaf wants to give back to our community in a way that helps youth cultivate an appreciation for gardening and for our earth.”

The 4-H grand prize gardening winner at each fair in Indiana’s 92 counties will be recognized by the fair as the top Green Leaf 4-H Garden Award Winner. Winners will each receive a $25 gift card and certificate.
Out of these county winners, 9 regional Green Leaf 4-H prize winners will be chosen for each of the following markets: Chicago, Cincinnati, Evansville, Ft. Wayne, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Louisville, South Bend and Terre Haute. Winners will receive a $50 gift card and trophy.
“We are thrilled to partner with 4-H Youth Development to help encourage young people in our state to undertake a 4-H gardening project. Showing their gardening skills at the county fair encourages them to become stewards of their environment and develop a sense of respect for living things,” Stanton concluded.
About Green Leaf, Incorporated
Green Leaf®, Incorporated began manufacturing products for the agricultural industry in 1979 and has grown to specialize in designing and manufacturing injection molded nylon and polypropylene agricultural products. Keeping pace with technology, Green Leaf utilizes fully automated robotics in its manufacturing and the latest equipment in product stamping and special packaging. Green Leaf products are distributed through Tractor Supply, Rural King and NAPA and also sold to individual buyers.
Through its complete line of liquid handling products, which includes valves, cam lever couplings and fittings, Green Leaf continually strives to meet the current needs of customers, while anticipating their future needs.

About 4-H
Indiana 4-H Youth Development’s mission is to provide real-life educational opportunities that develop young people who positively impact their community and world. More on Indiana 4-H Youth Development can be found at four-h.purdue.edu. The national 4-H organization is a community of seven million young people around the world learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Learn more about 4-H at 4-H.org.… View More

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