Industry News

Slug pellet switch scheme returns

United Utilities is offering to pay for half the cost of ferric phosphate slug pellets to farmers in its River Dee and Llangollen Canal catchments who swap from metaldehyde to the more environmentally-friendly alternative. The move comes after the recent decision by the High Court overturned a ban on pellets containing metaldehyde. “We were surprised […]

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Closed transfer system in use

Closed transfer systems are go

The widespread uptake and use of closed transfer systems has taken a huge leap forward with five leading chemical manufacturers – ADAMA, BASF, Corteva Agriscience, NuFarm and Syngenta – agreeing to pilot the use of a standardised cap. The easyconnect cap enables containers to be mounted onto special coupling on a closed transfer system, with […]

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Agrifac spot spraying, Ei Operator

Agrifac targets precision

    StrictSprayPlus, which provides individual nozzle operation, also delivers rate control unrelated to pressure, while also maintaining the droplet size regardless of changes in forward speed or pressure. It does this using Pulse Width Modulation (PWM), which turns the flow to the nozzle on/off up to 100 times/sec to maintain the correct rate. This […]

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