Beautiful example of spot spraying
Thursday 11 February, 2021
Better for the enviroment, cost effective and available since 2016
If we can do this, can you imagine what we can do with spot spraying to reduce the amount of chemicals used in the world? And still increase the yields in your farm?
This thought was the starting point for this fine piece of spraying. This spraying technique is better for the enviroment, is cost effective and is available for the grower to use now. Agrifac has been actively developing and supplying this technology since 2016. Worldwide, hundreds of self propelled sprayers are now equipped with this unique Agrifac technique.
There are nozzles every 25 cm on the boom, which means the grower can spray on plant level. Each nozzle can dose independently. This is done with a fast-switching nozzle that switches on and off 100 times per second. By loading a taskmap into the map, spraying can be done precisely and accurately. By means of GPS, spraying at the exact location required is possible.
To show the rest of the world how accurate this work is, Agrifac came up with an enviroment friendly dye to make this painting in the snow. This version no less than 132 by 200 metres, which makes this version one of the largest “paintings” ever.
Each Agrifac machine and application is developed in accordance with the “4e’s for growers” concept. This means we take efficiency, economy, ergonomics and ecology into account and let them be decisive in all we produce.
With precision farming you are able to determine the NEED for crop protection per square metre. This allows very precise and sufficient treatment of your crops. This is different from traditional farming where there is much more global determination per field.
Spot-specific treatments offers a lot of benefits. Farmers can greatly reduce their chemical usage. It’s also better for the crop and has less impact on the environment as well. You don’t harm the crop, you only kill the weeds.
Spraying should be as efficient and safe as possible. During spraying, drift is undesirable. Losses have to be reduced to get as much as possible of the sprayed chemical on target. The entry of active ingredients into for example surface waters and fringe structures must be avoided
There are smart spraying technologies available that work on identifying green material on brown through cameras. This technology allows farmers to only spray where there is a weed.
Air-assisted boom sprayers are developed for a number of reasons. Air-assisted spraying opens the crop canopy, exposes all foliar surfaces, carries small droplets to the target, improving coverage and reducing drift.
A vertical spray boom can be the answer for tall crops such as asparagus, tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. A vertical spray boom ensures an optimal crop penetration. The positions of the nozzles can easily be adapted to the height of the crop and can be shut off by nozzle.
Pulse With Modulation Spraying
Farmers need the guarantee that a solution is sprayed with the desired rate at the right place, so the solution can work, protect, and feed the right plants at the right place. With StrictSprayPlus you can and will apply perfect amounts everywhere at all times.
Precision farming is not precise enough. To make the next step in agriculture, we need care at the plant level. Back to the basics of farming: taking care of every individual plant, but armed with the latest technologies.
Want to know more about the Agrifac Condor and other spraying technologies? Get in contact with our salesteam or request our brochure!