Tag Archives: pesticide spraying

Update on Berthoud Knapsack Spare Parts

Berthoud-2000-Pro

All Berthoud knapsack parts have now been received, and all back orders have been posted out today.

If you are awaiting some parts, you should have them within the next couple of days.

This delay was beyond our control, and we thank you for your patience!

Hypro Spray Tips and Nozzles user guide

This handy guide contains all the information you need on Nozzle sizes and outputs, as is to be used in conjunction with the application information found on your chemical products.

                                                                                                                                        Free download here

                                                   Agratech supply all nozzles in single quatntities, not packs and  you can see them here.

Roundup Pro Biactive Glyphosate weedkiller and other chemicals

We will soon be selling a full range of Agricultural and Garden chemicals including Roundup Pro Biactive Glyphosate weedkiller.

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  • The active ingredient is Glyphosate, strength 360 grams / litre. This is a professional quality product, used by landscaping and weedkilling contractors, and is 3-times-stronger than most of the Glyphosate weedkillers from garden centres and DIY stores, which are at a concentration of 120g/litre.
  • For control of perennial and annual weeds and thistles.
  • The product needs to be diluted with water, and a 1 litre bottle will cover between 2 – 3,000sq metres depending on the dilution rate required
  • Full instructions for mixing and use are on the label and must be read fully
  • New Hypro Guardian Air Twin Nozzle…Launching at LAMMA Show today

    **Official UK Release at Lamma 2011**

    The new #Hypro Guardian Air Twin Nozzle.

    These Nozzles are available from selected distributors only….Order yours from Agratech Now These nozzles will be in limited supply and a waiting list is to be created for delivery from mid February 2011, and supplies will be despatched in order date sequence.

    Ensure your supply now by pre-ordering from Agratech Now!
    Available to order and purchase now with deliveries commencing in mid February 2011 in the UK .The new Hypro Guardian Air Twin flat fan air-inclusion spray in integral FastCap.
    An Lerap rating of 2 stars is expected later in the year.
    Release Dates UK
    Available Mid February 2011
    Size 03 Blue
    Size 035 Brown Red
    Size 04 Red
    Size 05 Brown
    Size 06 Grey
    Size 08 White

    Available later in 2011 UK after trials completion
    Size 02 Yellow
    Size 025 Lilac

    FEATURES & BENEFITS

    30° forward and rear inclined 110° flat fans
    Directs spray to penetrate denser crop or weed canopies that require more coverage
    Incorporates the spray characteristics of the world renowned GuardianAIR nozzle range which has been proven to be effective for a wide range of applications
    Provides better coverage with more drops per litre of spray compared to other air-induction nozzle types New style integral FastCap design twists smoothly onto ProFlo and standard EF3 nozzle holders with minimum friction
    Dust is sealed out by the locking ring to reduce contamination when removing the nozzle from the sprayer
    Compact design to reduce the risk of damage
    GuardianAIR Twin spray nozzles are the best choice for high coverage applications where on-target spray delivery is important. They are ideal for low crops with complex canopies, such as vegetables, oilseed rape, and potatoes where thorough coverage of the target is important and give good coverage of soil-applied products

    You can order the full range here

    The LAMMA show runs Wednesday 19 & Thursday 20 January. Find more details, directions etc

    Roundup Biactive & Roundup Pro Biactive Weedkiller

    New to our EBay shop –

    1 Litre bottles of Roundup Pro Biactive Glyphosate weedkiller.

  • The active ingredient is Glyphosate, strength 360 grams / litre. This is a professional quality product, used by landscaping and weedkilling contractors, and is 3-times-stronger than most of the Glyphosate weedkillers from garden centres and DIY stores, which are at a concentration of 120g/litre.
  • For control of perennial and annual weeds and thistles.
  • The product needs to be diluted with water, and a 1 litre bottle will cover between 2 – 3,000sq metres depending on the dilution rate required
  • Full instructions for mixing and use are on the label and must be read fully
  • See here for more details

     

    also  5 Ltr Bottles of Roundup Biactive Weedkiller – see here for more detailsRoundup-Pro-1-Ltr.

    Soil Association response to court of appeal decision in Georgina Downs’ pesticide case

    Bateman Refurb 015Peter Melchett, Policy Director at the Soil Association said:

     

    “Whatever the court of appeal says, the fact is UK regulation of pesticide spraying does not take into account the safety of schools or families living next to sprayed fields. These residents are subject to repeated doses of chemical sprays.  Before today’s judgement, the National Farmers Union had admitted that farmers will have to take more care of the wellbeing of their neighbours, whatever the courts decide. The best way farmers can do this is to move to farming systems that don’t require dangerous chemicals to produce our food.”

    Read more about the Soil Assocaition here

    You can find out more about Georgina Downs here

    High Court Judges Overturn Pesticide Ruling

    Georgina DownsAn environmental campaigner’s victory against crop-spraying policies has been overturned by the Court of Appeal.

    Georgina Downs, from West Sussex, had argued illnesses she suffered were caused by crop-spraying near her home.

    In backing her case, the High Court told the government to reconsider spraying policies.

    But Ms Downs now faces a huge legal bill after three judges at the Court of Appeal allowed an appeal by the Environment Secretary.

    The judges ruled the government was following guidance that gave priority to human health.

    They made no order for costs in the case, which means each side has to pay its own legal bills.

    Ms Downs, 35, who lives on the edge of fields near Chichester, estimated her campaign had cost her more than £100,000.

    However before the court battle started she agreed with the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs that each side would bear its own costs and she had already paid her lawyers.

    House of Lords

    She launched her independent UK Pesticides Campaign in 2001 after being exposed to pesticide spraying from the age of 11. She said she had suffered flu-like symptoms, including a sore throat, as well as blistering and other problems.

    After the Appeal Court judgment, she said: “I am upset but not as upset as if the ruling had gone against me on my own evidence.”

    She said the appeal judges ignored her evidence and used official reports to reach their findings.

    She now plans to petition the House of Lords for a hearing.

     

    This may go down in history as the most bizarre and inaccurate judgment to have ever come out of the Court of Appeal
    Georgina Downs
    pesticides campaigner

    “I think this may well go down in history as being the most bizarre and inaccurate judgment to have ever come out of the Court of Appeal,” she said.

    “The Government could not have wished for a better result than if it wrote the judgment itself.”

    In the Appeal Court ruling, Lord Justice Sullivan said that Ms Downs “genuinely believes that her own, and her family’s health problems have been caused by the exposure to pesticide spraying”.

    He said that although Ms Downs was “a most effective campaigner” she had no formal scientific or medical qualifications.

    He said the regulatory framework for pesticides required that a balance was struck between the interests of the individual and the community as a whole.

    The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs was entitled to conclude that it had achieved that balance by compliance with the terms of a directive which ensured priority is given to the protection of human health, the court found.

    The Crop Protection Association said the judgment was a victory for common sense.

    “Crop protection products are essential to maintain an adequate supply of high-quality, affordable food,” said chief executive Dominic Dyer.

     

    (source BBC)

    Disinfectant Sprayers

    Due to Swine Flu, we are experiencing a high volume of requests and orders for Backpack and Compression Sprayers that are suitable for use with disinfectants, for sanitising and hygiene cleansing purposes.

    Our range of Goizper Sprayers have Viton seals and will withstand harsher chemicals such as degreasers, disinfectants and truck wash, for example.

    The Matabi Style series have Viton closing valves, but we cannot guarantee these sprayers will withstand prolonged use with disinfectant type substances.

    Our recommendation is to select from the Goizper range!goizper-sprayer1