Monthly Archives: September 2015

Website Upgrade

Hi, we’ve had some essential upgrades completed on the Agratech website which should result in a faster, easier shopping experience!

We’ve also added checkout with Paypal which means you can checkout of the store without having to add your personal details, just by linking directly to your Paypal account!

We’re hoping that this upgrade is glitch-free but if you find any problems, please let us know by emailing

Thanks for your custom.

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Heritage Open Days This Week!

Heritage Open Days offer an opportunity for anyone to explore often closed or limited access buildings, estates and places of local historical interest – and a fantastic opportunity for nosey parkers like Mrs L to have a good, old snoop around, if we’re honest! No chance of her being in work on this years dates, 10-13 September, as she has a list of places to view…last year she even got an after-event private tour around Morecambes Midland Hotel, courtesy of the lovely concierge

Using the Tags for Rural and Agricultural, here are the search results and highligted below is one of our favourites from this list; but be sure to check out other openings in your locality!

Rayleigh Windmill

Here’s the official word from Heritage Open Days:

Heritage Open Days is England’s biggest heritage festival involving 40,000 volunteers. It celebrates our fantastic history, architecture and culture; offering people the chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore.  Every year on four days in September, the bunting is unfurled and buildings of every age, style and function throw open their doors. It is a once-a-year chance to discover the often hidden or forgotten gems on our doorsteps and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities that bring local history and culture to life.

Visit the Website now to find details of all the events – be warned some require pre-booking and are very popular!

Heritage Open Days


Defy 3D Nozzles launched & available from stock!

Control Grassweed and reduce drift with the new Syngenta Defy3D Nozzles – Now available from stock with FREE SHIPPING*

An evolved version of the 2004 “Hawk” spraytip and the later “Defy”, the Defy 3D nozzle launched late August 2015 and is claimed to help improve Grassweed control and reduce spray drift.

Syngenta application expert Ben Magri says the Defy nozzle has now been trumped by the new Defy 3D, further improving coverage and reducing drift by a huge 60-75% over the standard flat fan, depending on nozzle size.

“Although the Defy was very good, the coefficient of variation – or evenness of spray – along the boom when alternating forward and backwards wasn’t as good as it could be.

“You would get the “rugby ball” effect, whereas the new 3D nozzle gives perfect 50-50 distribution between front and back and was the main reason for the redesign,” explains Mr Magri.

In Syngenta trials the improved nozzle performance has equated to a 6% improvement in blackgrass control when using a Liberator + Defy pre-emergence herbicide stack in 100 litres/ha of water.

Defy 3D Nozzle trial pic

Defy 3D in numbers

Sizes available 03, 035, 04, 05, 06, 08

Operating pressure range 0.7-3 bar

Optimum pressure 2-2.5 bar

Optimum speed 12-14kph

Optimum boom height 50-75cm

You can order the Defy 3D Nozzles, and the correct caps from Agratech here.

*Free Shipping is a limited time offer, and applied at time of writing.

Source Syngenta Press Release / Farmers Weekly - full article