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John Deere Aims Higher!

high-clearance-bundleJohn Deere introduces a new high-clearance bundle for its 4730 and 4830 Sprayers. With the addition of the bundle, farmers and commercial applicators are able to use their sprayers to apply fungicides or other products on corn in the tassel stage, and to increase their application opportunities in other tall crops such as sugarcane and sunflowers.

“The bundle increases the sprayer height an additional 16 inches and provides increased crop shielding…[as]…Now, with up to 76 inches of under-frame clearance, customers can drive their 4730 or 4830 Sprayer through tasseled corn with minimal crop damage…” says Adam Hart, John Deere product manager.

The high-clearance sprayer bundle consists of four assemblies — one per wheel — that attach between the chrome spindle and the casting that houses the wheel motor. Shields are also included to help keep the radiator and grill clear of tassels or pollen. In addition, the bundle includes parts that lower the eductor to make loading chemicals more convenient.

A telescoping latch mechanism allows the eductor to be lowered to a more accommodating height for loading, as well as a convenient storage position that’s out of the way when not in use. The clean-water rinse tank also has an extension to make access to clean water more available to operators when needed.

Read more about this bundle at John Deere

Broadway Star meets perfect match

Lurmark F110 Nozzle

According to manufacturer Dow AgroSciences, their new graminicide Broadway Star is proving to be a huge hit!

The manufacturers claim that its as good as Axial, Topik and Atlantis on wild oats, better than the latter and the specific brome killers on bromes, and generally speaking better than Axial on ryegrass. And then you can add a much wider range of broadleaved weeds to its spectrum than any of those products, plus no following crop or cultivation restrictions – an issue for some Atlantis users, in particular.

Application advice:

Broadway Star is a contact herbicide that needs active weed growth for best results, according to Stuart Jackson, Dow’s technical specialist says.

Like grassweed sulfonylureas its performance is affected by cold weather slowing or stopping weed growth, so he recommends it is only applied when there are clear signs of active growth, such as a new leaf emerging or, more crudely, when the lawn needs cutting. Timing trials have also suggested best results from when soil temperatures are 8C or above at a 10cm depth.

It is also crucial for spray quality to be fine, or on the finer side of the medium spectrum. “At the moment we are recommending a conventional flat-fan nozzle at 130-150 litres/ha water volume to provide the best combination of droplet size and coverage,” says Mr Jackson.

Purchase your Standard Flat Fan Nozzles from Agratech

read the full write-up at FWi