Novel nozzle use by Swedes

4 February 2000

Novel nozzle use by Swedes

A NOVEL approach to drift reduction developed in Sweden uses nozzles facing backwards at an angle of 38deg mounted above a flexible plastic crop deflector.

The Slapduk system was developed by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences at Uppsala.

With a fine spray quality the system gave 40% less drift than a conventional system in well grown cereals and allowed water volume to be cut to 75litres/ha, claims Uppsalas Patrik Enfalt.

In potatoes haulm coverage was better to be used allowing reduced water volumes for crop desiccation.

Eight Swedish farmers are currently evaluating the system. &#42

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