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Beat the VAT increase – order now!!

If your sprayers and accessories are for home use, or you are a non vat-registered business, beat the VAT increase on 1 January by ordering now! Your goods will be despatched to you from 4 January.

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Message to our customers, due to change of telephone line providers we lost some of our services for a short time, so you may have been unable to contact us on 01706 211399. Any messages that were left in the last week have been lost, and so again we apologise if you have not a call-back from us.

This situation is now under control and you should now be able to reach us, or at least leave us a message.

If you left a message and have not had a reply, please try ringing us again 01706 211399. Or email sales@agratech.co.uk 

You can place orders via the website www.agratech.co.uk

We’ve Changed….

We have had a makeover!

Agratech has been given a fresh new look, and we have changed the product layouts, to make your shopping experience simpler and quicker.

We have lots more products to add, more PDF crop sprayer nozzle output charts and product information sheets, which will be added to both the product and into our new PDFdownload section, which our earlier customers will remember as the Library from our first website!

Check out the new website and let us know what you think!!feedback

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.

    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)

    Spray Pattern Images – Guardian Air vs. Billericay Bubble Jets

    Hypro have released some images of the results carried out in a comparison test of their Guardian Air nozzles, against Billericay Bubble Jets.

    Showing the spray pattern on water-sensitive paper, the images show  that the Guardian Air Nozzle produce twice as many spray droplets than its competitor nozzle.

    According to Hypro Calculations,  that means 20-30,000 additional droplets per ml of spray at 3-Bar pressure; thus making them so effective and popular.

    Much anecdotal evidence has been provided by customers who have switched to Guardian Air Nozzles, and been impressed by the results, and this material will form part of the next batch of Promotional Information from Hypro.

    The Images show the nozzles in use at 3,2 and 1 Bar.

    Guardian Air Spray Pattern

    Guardian Air Spray Pattern

    Bubble Jet Spray Pattern

    Bubble Jet Spray Pattern

     

     You can buy both Billericay Bubble Jets and Guardian Air nozzles from Agratech.

    Agratech on EBay

    The Agratech EBay Sprayer Shop is now open, stocking a small selection of our Berthoud, Cooper Pegler and Matabi Sprayers.

    Prices are the same as our main Agratech Website, offering great deals to hobby gardeners and professionals alike!121010

    Cooper Pegler Price Increases

    cp3-classicCooper Pegler have announced a further wholesale parts price increase, effective from 5 April. This affects all Cooper Pegler Knapsack Sprayers and spare parts, and Maxipro Sprayers.

    Where possible, the prices of items will be unchanged, but as we have already absorbed two price increases within the past six months, regrettably most items will be repriced over the next few weeks.

    Buy Cooper Pegler Products at current prices now!

    New Technology saves spud growers millions!

    In the United States, Farmers embracing new technology have saved millions of dollars, according to Wcsh6 news, Mainegrowing-potatoes,

    Maine potato growers are thriving thanks to a new technology developed by the University of Maine’s cooperative extension program.

    The Pest Integrated Management program helped Maine potato growers save $17 million last year. Extension specialists track weather conditions at six weather centers across the state. That information is then used to figure out when late blight, a fungal disease, is likely to develop.

    The specialists use the information to recommend when growers should spray fungicide on their crop to prevent diseases.

    “We’ve really managed to minimize the pesticide usage in the state of Maine,” said Jim Dill, a cooperative extension specialist.

    Growers say it’s the technology is helping more than just the environment. It’s helping them save money. In a typical year, Steve Crane, a potato farmer in Corinth saved about $60,000 thanks to the technology.

    “Each fungicide application to me is about $15,000 for my farm so if I can eliminate two sprays that’s $30,000 less that I put out there,” said Crane.

    For many growers who have been in the business for years, using technology was a little hard to embrace.

    “My father and uncle were on the farm that were doing this since the ’60s and it was very difficult for them. I would say, ‘we don’t need to spray’ and they’d say: ‘get the sprayer going, we have to spray’ and I’d say: ‘No, no, we’re going to do this by science’,” Crane said.

    The hotline for recommendations is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or farmers can view a website for the recommendations. You can read more herepotato-blight

    One in Four apply liquid fertilisers

    fastcap_esi_liquid_fertilisAccording to a survey conducted at this years Cereals Event, one in four farmers are now using liquid fertiliser.

    The poll of farmers growing an average of 663 Ha of crops, also found that almost a quarter (23%) were using Hypro’s FastCap ESI nozzle, making it one of the most popular spray delivery methods.

    Popular for two main reasons: ESI’s have six jets for even distribution; and its compact size and fitting onto standard nozzle bodies, Hypro product manager Roger James reported that sales of the ESI nozzle “have gone from strength to strength in the Uk and overseas markets”

    And we can report that here at Agratech, the ESI nozzle has been a sell-out in the last few weeks! Our new stock is due any day, so order your ESI nozzles now to avoid disappointment!!

    (From Hypro News)