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Low cost low drift Syngenta nozzle offer

Syngenta nozzle offer

The popular Syngenta nozzle offer has been extended on 90% drift reduction technology (DRT) for pre-emergence herbicide application this season. Operators are now able to also buy an 03 orifice option, alongside the highly successful 05 90% DRT nozzle for just £4.50 each.

Last year the Syngenta 90% DRT Nozzle Offer resulted in the equivalent of more than 280 30m wide sprayers being equipped with the new technology – working over an estimated 250,000ha pre-emergence herbicide application.

The Nozzle Offer is open to all growers and operators again this season, irrespective of product choice, reported Syngenta Application Specialist, Scott Cockburn.

“Our application trials and working with growers has clearly shown the huge benefit of 90% drift reduction nozzles in better targeting of pre-emergence herbicide treatments and minimising the risk of drift,” he says.

Best in test

Trials at the Syngenta Black-grass Focus Site near Cambridge, along with research by the Silsoe Spray Application Unit, have demonstrated the Teejet TTI110-05 gave the best-in-test performance for pre-emergence herbicides, in terms of drift reduction and grass weed control when operated at the optimum 200 litres/ha application rate.

“This year, however, we have extended the offer to also include the Lechler ID120/03, which can achieve the 90% Drift Reduction at a lower water volume of 100 litres/ha where required, and has still shown to deliver effective results.”

New Silsoe research, funded by Syngenta, shows at a consistent wind speed of 4m/s, measured at boom height, the 90% drift-reducing nozzle technology tested, still produced 80% less detectable drift compared with a standard flat fan nozzle, operating at a wind speed of 2m/s.

To take advantage of the Syngenta Nozzle Offer – at just £4.50 per nozzle for either option – growers should contact their local Syngenta Area Manager, or visit the website: Syngenta offer for more details.

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