16 June 1995

How matching spray to weeds can cut costs

NEW technology promises to help farmers cut fixed costs, improve productivity and safeguard the environment. There is no better example than the patch sprayer developed by Silsoe Research Institute.

The machine can treat patches of weeds in arable crops with an appropriate dose and mixture of pesticides. Field trials with the sprayer have shown spray savings of up to 85%.

You will be able to find out more about how new technology can help you to cut costs in the years ahead at Smithfield FarmTech.

Experts from Silsoe Research Institute will also be on hand to explain how research into robotics could transform some sectors of our industry. Information on further developments in robotic milking, vegetable harvesting and automated handling will be available. So why not see the pick of the crop on display at Smithfield FarmTech?

For futher information about Smithfield FarmTech telephone 0171-370-8218.