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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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Cereals 2021: Amazone updates self-propelled Panterra 4080

A new induction hopper and pump are the stand-out improvements to Amazone’s enormous Panterra 4080 self-propelled sprayer. See also: Simple 24m mounted sprayers for less than £30k The system was…


Landquip adds driven axle to new PowerTrac trailed sprayers

Suffolk maker Landquip has launched a new trailed sprayer range with the novel addition of a driven axle to improve performance in less favourable conditions. The PowerTrac is propelled by…


Driver's view: Danny Milazzo's Fendt Rogator 645

Judging for this year’s Farm Sprayer Operator of the Year competition is now in full swing. We caught up with one of the finalists to get the low-down on his…


Driver's view: Steven Forbes' Sands Horizon 6000

Steven Forbes talks us through his 2019 Sands Horizon fitted with 36m variable-geometry booms and a 6,000-litre tank. He works for a 1,200ha arable, anaerobic digestion and contacting business run…


Driver's view: Luke Haynes' Fendt Rogator 645

This is Luke Haynes’ second consecutive year as a Farm Sprayer Operator of the Year finalist, having narrowly missing out in 2020. Since our visit a year ago, he has…

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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…


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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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…


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…