Spot Spraying Large And Small Areas

Spraying is an important part of growing at any level, from gardening enthusiast to agricultural farmer. The scale of the area in question will determine whether an agile backpack sprayer or industrial sensor sprayer is required.

Large areas are best attacked with weed sensing machinery that allows a thorough elimination of weeds without wasting product or putting crops in danger. This highly advanced technology only sprays chemical when the nozzle senses that it is about to travel over the top of a weed. Depending on the weed density, you may be able to cover a huge area without using much product at all, and ensuring your crops are safe. The costs involved are proportionate to the area and weed density, which makes a lot of sense for a farmer. This low wastage means that more expense can be spared on investing in the best quality chemical and novel spraying mixtures.

Particularly important is this method for tackling weeds that have developed a resistance to traditional weed killers. These resilient specimens can pose a serious threat to farmers, as they often go under the radar, and the damage is not known until it is too late. For example, Western Australia is currently experiencing difficulty with Wild Radish and Annual Ryegrass exhibiting frustrating resistance to a range of classes of chemicals. Walking around and manually spraying these plants, depending again on the density, could be painstaking.

The ease and low-waste nature of this weed sensing machinery allows for cost effective and efficient experimentation with a wider range of chemical alternatives. Better yet, the weed sensor technology eliminates the risk of resistance developing in the first place. Plants only become resistant once they have been exposed to some of the chemical, though not enough to kill them. This comes from inefficient large scale spraying.

Backpack Sprayer
This technology is invaluable for the modern farmer, with some estimates predicting that this could cut herbicide costs by up to 75%. With popular herbicides costing around $20 per hectare, this proportionate model uses only what is needed and offers a dramatic saving. While this large machinery is needed for professional farmers, it is hardly fathomable for hobby farmers and gardeners to justify such an investment. Smaller areas are still best serviced manually, however even manual spraying techniques have developed significantly over the years.

Several years ago, hand held sprayers were so bulky and heavy that they needed to be awkwardly dragged around as the user walked between crops or around the garden. These days, the design has been well refined. They are lightweight and shaped so that they can rest on your back without discomfort. Pumping is a simply lever at the waist, and so there is no need for constant bending over and pumping when the tank is on the ground. The tank is auto pressurised, meaning that you will have the perfect stream so long as the tank is properly calibrated first. The range of attachments is far bigger now, so that it is simpler to get the best droplet size for your intended use. This eliminates pollution of chemicals and better targets your weeds or crops.

Just because you are not a professional or large scale farmer does not mean that you should have access to less sophisticated equipment. Anything from thick, dense weed spread to a very sparse population can be actively and effectively targeted by both of these techniques in their relative context. Talk to your supplier about correct calibration, nozzle fittings and walking pace for your particular project. Please do not hesitate to visit Green Gorilla at Latest Backpack Sprayer Equipment

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