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Band spraying with BoomControl system

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Band spraying with BoomControl system

19/10/2022

INTERPOM INNOVATION TOUR CATEGORY:

Cultivation & Mechanization: from soil preparation to planting to harvesting


ARGUMENTATION ABOUT THE INNOVATIVE CHARACTER

Band spraying reduces the amount of pesticides used. The HORSCH Leeb sprayers with their BoomControl system and nozzles at 25 cm intervals already allow band spraying at 50 or 75 cm intervals. Until now, it was not possible to adapt to all row spacings, which is why we invented the tilted nozzle body. These nozzle body allows to shift the spraying by 5 or 10 cm in relation to the position of the nozzle on the boom. This allows to work in sugar beets with 45cm between rows but also on potatoes in ridges of 75cm or 90cm. 


ADDED VALUE FOR THE USER (IN COMMERCIAL TERMS, USER-FRIENDLINESS ...)

The added value for the user is the possibility to use less plant protection product by spraying only on the crop or between the rows as needed. Product savings can be as high as 66%. Other advantage for the user is that he can spray in band without having to use a specific tool but just by placing the angled nozzle holders on his conventional sprayer.


ADDED VALUE FOR THE FURTHER SUSTAINABILITY AND PROFESSIONALIZATION OF THE POTATO SECTOR

The system is particularly interesting for potato cultivation. Indeed, in the early stages of development of the potato it is possible to spray only the top of the ridge to reduce the amount of product used by about 40%. This is very interesting for seed producers who make several passes of oil and fungicide at the beginning of the crop cycle. With 75cm mounds, the system allows to frame the mound with two nozzles which increases the coverage and therefore the efficiency while limiting the quantity of product (see attached picture)


IS THE INNOVATION A RESULT OF YOUR OWN (INTERNAL) DEVELOPMENT?

yes


DATE OF MARKET INTRODUCTION IN BELGIUM

1/01/2023

 


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