tunnel spraying News

  • Cross-Section Averaged Spray Characteristics

    A new ASTM International standard, E2872, Guide for Determining Cross-Section Averaged Characteristics of a Spray Using Laser-Diffraction Instruments in a Wind Tunnel Apparatus, will be used to guide characterization of nozzles and atomizers using laser diffraction instruments. E2872 is primarily applicable to aerial agricultural spraying, ...


    By ASTM International

  • 160 Magfans for Project in Australia

    Right now DACS installs 160 MagFans on a farm in near Melbourne in Australia. The agreement was made during the PIX 2016 show in Brisbane. The MagFans will be used for both minimum and tunnel ...


    By DACS A/S

  • UF/IFAS scientists find potential biological control for avocado-ravaging disease

    University of Florida scientists believe they’ve found what could be the first biological control strategy against laurel wilt, a disease that threatens the state’s $54 million-a-year avocado industry. Red ambrosia beetles bore holes into healthy avocado trees, bringing with them the pathogen that causes laurel wilt. Growers control the beetles that carry and spread laurel wilt by ...


    By University of Florida

  • Grafton composting plant commissioned in record time

    Having lost valuable time during the initial construction period due to inclement weather, APBTC managed to make good some of the lost time with a fast track installation and commissioning procurement. In less than 6 weeks after the installation commenced, by the end of August 2012, the plant was ready to accept the first organic waste into one of the tunnels for a 14-days cycle. Meanwhile the ...

  • Winterizing Fans the Smart Way

    Fully automated MagDoors installed in a modern UK broiler shed. Just above freezing point outside, and birds rest comfortably right underneath the doors. No condensation, no cold air ingress and no restrictions to airflow when fans are running. A hygienic, sturdy and easy to clean unit which can be power washed. The MagDoor bolts onto the interior wall and hence can be retrofitted and used not ...


    By DACS A/S

  • Research prunes 60 per cent off energy use

    Prune Industry Advisory Committee Chair Malcolm Taylor said reducing the cost of the dehydration process was of major interest. "We were very interested in working with HAL and CSIRO to improve the cost efficiency of dehydration as it is a major proportion of total production costs," Mr Taylor said. "Through this research, we expect companies will see major savings in energy, money and green ...

  • NRCS Funding Available for Special Conservation Initiatives in California

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for special conservation initiatives funded through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to help producers conserve energy, address resource concerns on certified organic operations or those transitioning to organic production, and achieve a number of other environmental ...

  • USPOULTRY Announces Updated Ergonomics in the Poultry & Egg Industry – Supervisor Training Program

    Preventing cumulative trauma injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis, is a critical part of every poultry and egg plant safety program. An effective ergonomics program can assist in reducing both the frequency and severity of these types of injuries. The goal of ergonomics is to 'fit the job to the person,' rather than making the person fit the job, to ensure that the work ...

  • Spot Spraying Pigweed with the Spider Classic

    Cotton is up and this grower is out spot spraying pigweed with his 20 year old LEE Spider Classic is in east Lubbock county! Pigweed, an escape weed technically known as palmer amaranth, is a serious problem for farmers worldwide. It needs to be addressed early so farmers vigilantly clear out any instance they find in their crops. ...


    By LeeAgra, Inc.

  • New Cepex irrigation range

    Cepex is launching a new RESCOM irrigation range of products with its own brand; this range offers complete solutions for all the needs in turf and garden irrigation. To achieve this, we have selected the most innovative products of the best manufacturers in the market and we have jointed them in a range that offers the perfect solution for easy and reliable installations. The range consists in ...


    By Cepex

  • Advanced Cyclone Systems supplies Hurricane cyclone system for Arla Foods – The largest producer of dairy products in Scandinavia

    ACS received an order for a Hurricane cyclone system aiming to increase the recovery of milk proteins’ powder after a spray dryer.   The equipment has a capacity of 92,000 m3/h @ 65 ºC effective flow rate and the expected efficiency varies between 99.36 % and 99.77 %.   Arla Foods is the largest producer of dairy products in Scandinavia. In ...

  • Ants and termites boost dryland wheat yields

    "Ants and termites perform the same ecosystem service functions in dryland agriculture that earthworms perform in cooler and wetter areas, but the potential for ants and termites to provide these benefits has received little attention until now," said CSIRO's Dr Theo Evans. "We already knew that the activities of ants and termites affect soil structure, aeration, water infiltration and nutrient ...

  • Pesticide Policy Coalition Sets Priorities Post-Farm Bill

    The Pesticide Policy Coalition, made up of farm groups and industry stakeholders, met this week and agreed upon policy priorities for the year ahead. With the 2014 farm bill finally signed, attention can turn to other legislative and regulatory work. EPA has opened comment periods on both spray drift and worker protection proposed rules. The PPC will comment on both rules, as will the American ...

  • LeeAgra 2017 Product Catalog

    With your crop on the line you need durable farm equipment. At LeeAgra we pride ourselves on building the most durable products on the market today. In recent years growers have struggled with resistant weeds that can’t be controlled by spraying over the top of the crop. Farmers want a small spot sprayer similar to the ones we built in the 1990s. With 15in. tires and wheels, durable ...


    By LeeAgra, Inc.

  • This Year’s Cereal a Success – All About Sprayers

    This year’s Cereal Arable Event was a very ‘sprayer orientated’ event this year and welcomed teams of farmers to Grishall Grange, Cambridgeshire, who came to see over 40 exhibitors demonstrating the latest developments in the specialist sprays and sprayers feature at the event.  This included 50 of the latest self-propelled, mounted and trailed machines, all within a ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • Precision Farming – Sprayers and Vertical Storage Tanks

    Fertiliser spreading and spraying continues throughout May and many farmers report to Farmers Weekly that they are moving towards a more precision-farming approach, having started with variable-rate applications of phosphate and potash and implementing tractor-mounted sensors when applying nitrogen. Enduramaxx has a range of sprayers to enable farmers to apply liquid fertilisers efficiently and ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • Lechler launches new spray controller product

    The new LSC 360i spray controller from Lechler was launched worldwide at the recent Achema fair in Frankfurt Germany. Demonstrations were given to some of Europe’s leading engineers showing the flexibility and simplicity of this revolutionary spray control package. The Lechler Portable Spray Platform has been specially designed and developed to offer a fully self-contained spray package that ...


    By Lechler Inc.

  • Weed control wheely important

    Using additional wheel track nozzles is the most useful thing growers can do to improve coverage in the sprayer’s wheel tracks when summer fallow spraying with non-residual, knockdown herbicides. Information that can help Western Australian growers improve weed control in wheel tracks this summer is contained in the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Weed Control in ...

  • Cereals: The Arable Event – Enduramaxx Sprayers

    Enduramaxx has confirmed that it will be exhibiting a range of sprayers, including ATV Sprayers, at this year’s Cereal: The Arable Event.  The exhibition takes place over the 11th and 12th June at Grishall Grange, near Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Cereal is the leading technical event for the UK arable industry.  500 leading suppliers join Enduramaxx to display products ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • A model farm for emissions studies

    Anyone downwind of a pig barn knows that animal production facilities generate some notable emissions. Now Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have reported that preliminary findings from wind tunnel studies indicate that positioning farm buildings perpendicular to prevailing winds could help reduce odors from downwind lagoons or tanks. Wind speed and direction, topography, structures, ...

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