Bivi Irrorazione - Model SILE - Copper Knapsack Biodynamic Sprayer
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Copper tank and painted metal base. Biodynamic sprayer capacity 16 liters. Equipped with start-up lever on left side. Removable brass and copper pumping unit. Oval lid and oval sieve with brass net. Stainless steel valve 11 mm. Rubber hose, reinforced adjustable straps and shoulder pack. Standard equipment: spray gun with switch-operated cock and brass cartridge + mignon nozzle + prolonged conic nozzle + brass diffuser. Made in Italy.
The Bi.vi. copper knapsack sprayer is an important tool used in biodynamic agriculture, which allows a correct distribution of 500 horn manure, 501 horn silica and all other preparations. All sprayer parts are in copper and brass, welded not glued. There is no plastic inside the tank, only a rubber plunger. The base (not in contact with liquids) is painted iron.
The sprayer works on pressurized air which is forced into a brass pumping unit, the liquid is then released through a spray gun via a nozzle which facilitates the dispersion of the liquid. It is equipped with a start-up lever, filter with brass net, large oval cap, a set of nozzles, a shoulder pad and has a capacity of 15 liters. This copper sprayer is handmade by craftsmen, therefore there may be small differences in finish.
Copper, this malleable elemental metal can be moulded into complex shapes without any cracking. It is the main raw material with which these sprayers are built. It is 99% pure, infinitely recyclable and does not rust. In biodynamic agriculture its properties are found to promote growth and nutrient uptake and allows an improvement in the quality and yield of field fruits. Sile.
The distribution of 500 horn manure, 501 horn silica, tisane and other prepares requires different kinds of nozzles, our sprayer has a complete set of nozzles (art. 302 – 305 -307) + 1 rubber plunger as a spare part.
The spray lance has a switch handle in copper and brass and the cartridge inside the filter in brass, the extension is in copper and brass.
Biodynamic agricolture only
Only sprayers specific to the use of biodynamic spray solutions should be used and for no other purpose. Any added chemicals could reverse the benefits of whole process. The sprayer must not come in contact with acids such as fruit, uric etc. as an acidic environment causes toxic verdigris.
The ultimate goal of biodynamic agriculture is to provide food for humanity, taking care of the earth mankind and vice versa. The beginning and end of the day are a special time to be in a vineyard or in an orchard. The action of walking whilst spraying brings a physical connection with the soil and the vines or plants or vegetables, the calmness and peace allows for a profound awareness of the natural world. It is humbling to imagine those feelings being multiplied across the planet each and every day.
A biodynamic farm is a living organism, it should be able to create and maintain everything needed to stay healthy and fruitful, in short an alternative agriculture that does not include chemicals. It is a living organism guided by ecological, ethical and holistic principles. It can be considered a closed-loop ecosystem and not just land that produces food. Farmers work hard to bring together all elements of their farms: crops, livestock, compost, soil into perfect harmony, They are in tune with the rhythm of nature such as phases of the moon. Biodynamic wine is perhaps the most well-known and most commercialized product.