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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Key pointS Auto boom height can help to maintain correct nozzle height above the target, which improves the evenness of the spray deposit and reduces spray drift through excessive boom height... electronic auto boom height controllers require regular calibration and may not be suited to all boom designs... types of auto height boom systems Mechanical: This may be as simple as a wheel (ideally with suspension) mounted onto the boom to prevent the boom from striking the ground...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Key pointS Auto boom height can help to maintain correct nozzle height above the target, which improves the evenness of the spray deposit and reduces spray drift through excessive boom height... electronic auto boom height controllers require regular calibration and may not be suited to all boom designs... Hydraulic (using load sensors): These systems also utilise a wheel with suspension mounted to the boom the wheel is used in conjunction with a hydraulic load sensor and lift ram that can adjust the boom height...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Key pointS Auto boom height can help to maintain correct nozzle height above the target, which improves the evenness of the spray deposit and reduces spray drift through excessive boom height... electronic auto boom height controllers require regular calibration and may not be suited to all boom designs... Hydraulic (using load sensors): These systems also utilise a wheel with suspension mounted to the boom the wheel is used in conjunction with a hydraulic load sensor and lift ram that can adjust the boom height...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Sprayer setup and using good quality water are critical to ensure full rates of glyphosate are getting to the weeds... Dr Boutsalis says a common reason for poor weed control when using glyphosate is herbicide resistance, ranging from weak resistance to strong resistance... Plants with weak resistance are often controlled with maximum label rates of glyphosate, Dr Boutsalis says, but relying on a herbicide-only option will develop resistance to very high rates...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Sprayer setup and using good quality water are critical to ensure full rates of glyphosate are getting to the weeds... Dr Boutsalis says a common reason for poor weed control when using glyphosate is herbicide resistance, ranging from weak resistance to strong resistance... Plants with weak resistance are often controlled with maximum label rates of glyphosate, Dr Boutsalis says, but relying on a herbicide-only option will develop resistance to very high rates...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grain growers in the southern cropping region are being offered practical advice on the correct use of auto boom spray height control systems... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has developed a Spray Height Control Fact Sheet which provides useful information on the types of auto height boom systems available, the importance of maintaining optimum height, set up considerations and calibration requirements... The Fact Sheet states that when properly adjusted, auto boom height control systems can allow the operator to focus on monitoring other machine functions, which improves spray accuracy and reduces operator fatigue...
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" Getting into integrated pest management 12 May 2014 Inverleigh, Victoria, grain grower John Hamilton has been using integrated pest management principles for 12 years but he admits initially there were some nerves and he had to resist the strong urge to fill-up the boomspray every time he spotted in-crop pests... Now he relies on predator populations for control and only sprays as a last resort... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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