Herbicide Sprayer for the Tropics
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CTA. 1987. Herbicide Sprayer for the Tropics. Spore 10. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The Overseas Division of the National Institute of Agricultural Engineering has come up with a herbicide sprayer that is cheap, safe and easy to use. This pull-along sprayer is small and light enough to be operated by one person. It is easy to use...
The Overseas Division of the National Institute of Agricultural Engineering has come up with a herbicide sprayer that is cheap, safe and easy to use. This pull-along sprayer is small and light enough to be operated by one person. It is easy to use - select the spray mix, fill the container, set the band width and pull the machine to spray. As the operator pulls the sprayer he does not walk into the spray. The ground wheel drive mechanism ensures that the output of the sprayer is proportional to forward movement; variation in walking speed does not affect the rate of application. Both spray band width and droplet size are adjustable, enabling efficient application of the herbicide and reducing drift. The removable front plate of the metering pump allows easy inspection and maintenance. The drives can be disengaged so that the sprayer can be pushed to and from the field. The cost is expected to be about 150 English pounds -cheap enough for farms of less than 10 hectares. For further details, contact: Overseas Division National Institute of Agricultural Engineering Wrest Park Silsoe. Bedford MK45 4HS UK (The above three items were excerpted from the March/ April 1987 issue of 'International Agricultural Development')
SubjectsCROP PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION;
- CTA Spore (English)