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Calibrating and keeping your crop sprayer in tip-top condition with the right nozzles for the target and spraying conditions form an important part of our coverage; plus user experience of mounted sprayers, trailed sprayers and self-propelled sprayers, guidance and auto spraying technologies.

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Simple and tough Scorgie sprayers clock 12,000ha

Steep slopes, unforgiving potato ridges and plenty of rainfall are just a few of the reasons why Mungo and Joy Howat run a fleet of high-capacity mounted sprayers. Unlike self-propelled…


British companies develop vegetable crop spot sprayer

Two British firms have joined forces to develop a front-mounted spot sprayer for onions, leeks and carrots. The Weed Wizard is the result of a three-year collaboration between applicator maker…


Champion operator rates Chafer and Bateman self-propelleds

Buyers of the biggest self-propelled sprayers are being seduced by a seemingly ever-growing list of optional extras that promise to improve accuracy, spray efficacy and ease of use. The pinnacle…


Lamma 2024: New transmission for McConnel Agribuggy V300

For the first time in its 42-year history, the Agribuggy self-propelled sprayer has been fitted with a hydrostatic element to its mechanical drivetrain. Since it was conceived in the early…


Lechler showcases new closed-transfer sprayer coupling

German spray technology specialist Lechler revealed its new Coupler (LeC) for closed pesticide transfer at this month’s Agritechnica event in Hanover. EasyConnect is a closed transfer system (CTS) for liquid…


Mazzotti self-propelled sprayers get John Deere livery

Work to bring Italian-built Mazzotti sprayers into the John Deere fold has reached its conclusion, with the green giant finally committing to paint them in its own colours. The result…

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Driver's view: Steve May's trailed John Deere R962i sprayer

Steve May gives us the lowdown on his 2019 John Deere R962i trailed sprayer with 6,200-litre tank and 36m boom, which he runs for Northampton-based Fromant and Sanders. Find out…


Driver's view: Josh Whitear's Amazone front-and-rear sprayer

Josh Whitear works at Netherley Farm Partnership, which won the YEN milling wheat competition this year with a crop of Crusoe that yielded almost 12t/ha. Farm facts Operator: Josh Whitear…


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Save Our Sprays campaign gets off to a flying start

The Farmers Weekly Save Our Sprays Campaign has got off to a flying start with over 850 indications of support on our weekly on-line poll, about 220 signatures to our…


Video: Band sprayer cuts herbicide use in half

Cambridgeshire arable grower Edd Banks has invested in a custom-built band sprayer that could cut his herbicide bill in half and give his resistant blackgrass a hammering. Built by Herefordshire…