26 March 1999

Smart sprayers soon be reality

TECHNOLOGY so sprayers know what is in the tank and adjust applications automatically according to environmental and other restrictions is close.

Chemicals will be delivered with an electronic data tag instead of, or in addition to, a label, says Prof Paul Miller of Silsoe Research Institute.

The tag will carry all the use restrictions relating to the product, so a GPS-equipped sprayer could automatically adhere to legal spraying requirements. &#42