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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,300 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

NO telephone service until Wednesday!

We have returned from holiday and have 300+ orders to despatch. We are unable to offer a telephone order or technical advice service until Wednesday.

You can of course, continue to order via the websites as usual, and orders are being despatched as quickly as we can!

Thank you for your patience.

the Twins have arrived!

No, it’s not baby news from Agratech towers, just the long overdue delivery of Hypro Guardian Air Twin nozzles!

We now have stocks of these

Size 04 Red
Size 05 Brown
Size 06 Grey
Size 08 White

The 03 Blue are due anytime!

If you previously ordered these nozzles, they have been despatched today. If you have not yet ordered yours

You can order the GA Twins here

Read Previous Agratech Blog  posts about these nozzles here and 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
  • Hypro Guardian Air Twin split boom trial video

    video of  a split boom trial of the #Hypro Guardian Air twin, with results illustration. View it here

    Launcing at LAMMA show today, these nozzles are going to sell-out fast! Pre-order your nozzles here


    Top Tips For August Gardening

    Sloe Berries

    If you’re spending lots of time in your garden during August, or maybe you’re having a ‘staycation’ this year, we hope our handy list of tips will help you get the most out of your garden!

    1. Look After The Lawn – At this time of year the lawn can look rather used and hard done to, so rake out the old grass and keep it watered. Mow the lawn lightly to avoid stressing it too much and  apply treatments according to expert advice!

    2. Sow Green Manure – Bare patches of soil or finished beds can be sown with cost-effective and eco-friendly summer green manure to preserve nutrients and to keep the weeds down such as clover and fenugreek.

    3. Dry Herbs – Cut back herbs to encourage a second flush and keep an eye on rocket, basil and parsley which can be prone to bolting at this time of year. If you have oregano and marjoram in the garden and it’s flowering, now is the best time for drying – cut the stems, tie with string, and hang upside down somewhere dry, well ventilated and dark for about a week, then store in jars for winter. You can do a similar thing with flowers such as lavender to make draw scent bags or potpourri.

    4. Dead Heading – It’s really vital to keep up with the dead-heading to prevent your blooms from running to seed. Dispose of the dead-heads in the compost bin or the garden recycling rather than leaving them on the ground where they might encourage and spread disease.

    5. Prune Away – If you prune now then your plants won’t grow too much before the winter saving you going out later in the year when it’s all a bit worse for wear.

    6. Think Fruity! – In August our hedgerows are teeming with wild fruits from blackberries and plums to crab apples and sloes – perfect for making all sorts of desserts, jams and liqueurs for Christmas. If you have fruit bushes in your garden then make sure that they kept clear of any pests that could harm your crop.

    7. Get planting those winter vegetables – Now is the time to plant out some winter veg favourites try cavelo nero, Swiss chard, oriental vegetables, turnips and spring cabbage for a rainbow platter of vegetables – enough to brighten up any long winter evening and keep the family fed with healthy delights!

    We hope you enjoy our handy hints and tips and if we can be of any assistance with supporting you choose the perfect sprayer for this important gardening jobs, we’d love to help you at www.agratech.co.uk

    AutoStreamer revolutionises liquid fertiliser application

    Now in stock at Agratech, the Auto Streamer is Billericay Farm Services’ new variable rate nozzle system for liquid fertiliser applications.

     Using a clever quad-valve system encased in rubber, the Auto Streamer allows a ten-fold increase in flow rates to be achieved from using only a three-fold increase in pressure.

     As a result, application rates can be varied from 60 to 600 litres/ha at 12kph using a suitable GPS rate controller without the need to ever change nozzle sizes.

     The Auto Streamer costs £28.50 per nozzle assembly and is compatible with Yara’s N-Sensor.

    Read more in Whats New in Farming!


    Update on Christmas and new year orders!

    Well, what a week!!! Bad weather keeps Kids off school, snowed out of the unit and last, but not least, Mr L rushed into hospital yesterday!


    I am doing all that I can, but order despatch is somewhat behind. (in addition, as Blogged on Tuesday, the couriers cannot get to us because of the snow!)

    If you need an order urgently, please email me. Do not phone, as I cannot answer the calls at the moment. Email ([email protected]) with your order number and tell me the date you need items for.

    I am doing as much as I can in a limited amount of time, and your patience and understanding is very much appreciated!