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narrower nozzle spacing

Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Many grain growers that have planted crops such as chickpea using a one metre row configuration have turned off every second nozzle on the boom (based on a boom with standard 50cm nozzle spacing) and called this a 50% band for spraying insecticides and fungicides... In theory applying a 50% band would allow them to use half the amount of product that would have been required to spray the entire paddock using a traditional broad-acre boom set-up with every nozzle turned on... Many operators wanting to apply 50% bands to crops such as chickpeas could benefit from utilising narrower nozzle spacing's (such as 25 cm) and using 2 nozzles per row, with the nozzles offset from the plant row and the spray directed at the crop from either side...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Achieving good pre-emergent spray results.. Getting a good result from pre-emergent herbicides is about getting every part of the application process right, starting with your product selection to match the weed spectrum present, through to monitoring the spray results carefully... When using air induction nozzles in heavy stubbles, consider using larger than a very coarse spray quality (e.g. extremely coarse) to maximize the penetration and minimize retention of the product on the stubble...
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