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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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SPRAYERS

Driver's view: Tristan Newens' trailed John Deere R952i

Tristan Newens was the only 2020 Farm Sprayer Operator of the Year finalist running a trailed sprayer. He explains why he made the switch away from a self-propelled and how…

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Driver’s view: Steven Keal’s Agrifac Condor sprayer

Steven Keal has been the sprayer operator at Thelveton Farms in Norfolk for four years and currently drives a highly-specced Agrifac Condor that has so far proved a sound investment,…

SPRAYERS

Driver's view: Michael Knight's Sands Horizon 5500

Experienced spray man Michael Knight now runs a modestly specced but high-output Sands Horizon 5500, which replaced a five-year-old 4,000-litre Vision in February. He tells us how it has performed…

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Driver's view: FSOOTY winner Matt Fuller's Bateman RB35

Matt Fuller, winner of Syngenta's Farm Sprayer Operator of the Year competition for 2020, gives us the lowdown on his Bateman RB35 fitted with Capstan's pulse-width modulation system. He works…

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Driver's view: Peter Dennis’ Househam Merlin sprayer

Peter Dennis has been a sprayer operator since the 1980s, driving a host of different machines from sprayers mounted on David Browns to self-propelled Chafers and his current Househam Merlin.…

SPRAYERS

Lemken to cease sprayer production

Lemken has announced that it will end sprayer production from the end of this year as it looks to focus its resources on the development of new cultivation and drilling…

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Driver's view: Grower's verdict on Berthoud's Vantage sprayer

Berthoud’s new Vantage trailed machine won the affection of Essex grower Gavin Rowsell when he changed his sprayer last summer, seeing off other suitors with the promise of top after-sales…

SPRAYERS

Driver's view: Michael Knight's Sands Horizon 5500

Experienced spray man Michael Knight now runs a modestly specced but high-output Sands Horizon 5500, which replaced a five-year-old 4,000-litre Vision in February. He tells us how it has performed…

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3 Cereals videos: Top tractors, cultivation kit and sprayers

Machinery makers from across the globe flocked to Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire this week (10-15 June) for the annual Cereals 2015 event. We captured a few highlights from the tractor manufacturers, cultivation…

Simple solutions for speedier spraying

Typically in the UK, less than a third (28 days) of the key spraying period March to May has suitable weather for spraying, according to Syngenta. Cutting the amount of…