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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
  • Update on Agratech Orders!

    Only a handful of Knapsack sprayer orders still outstanding from Christmas backlog.

    Thank you all for your patience during the past couple of weeks.

    After the snow, we have been flooded at the unit today, so pumping out! (Trying to stay calm), luckily we had some Submersible Pumps in stock!!!!

    And then the Sprayer Test Troughs have made useful baths for catching the water overnight.

    Normal service will be resumed soon!

    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)

    Landquip deliver twin-ram steering axle sprayer range

    Source – Farmers Guardian 20 February, 2009

    East Anglian based crop sprayer designers and manufacturers, Landquip, have unvieled their new range of steering axle trailed sprayers, INTRAC.

    The range features include the firm’s Genius CAN-Bus electronic system, which is used to control the twin ram auto-steering system which the driver can quickly override for manual operation or engage crab steer.

    Hydraulic suspension and S cam brakes are standard on the 3,000, 4,000 and 5,000 litres capacity sprayers. The track width of the 13-tonne rated axles can be altered from 1.8m to 2.0m.

    The self-priming centrifugal pump is powered hydraulically and has a capacity of 700 litres per minute. Richard Abbot, of Landquip, says this ensures fast fill times and high volume spraying at pressures of up to 7 Bar.

    Alu-light booms spanning up to 36m wide come with stainless steel recirculating spraylines and multi-head nozzle bodies. Sequential switching of up to 11 boom sections is standard and there is the option of GPS-controlled automatic section control.

    The operator controls and hand-wash facility are located beside the fold-down stainless steel induction hopper which has a new rotating can wash head.

    Prices start from £47,000.

    The New Agratech Website is live!

    Our new and improved website is now live, at http://www.agratech.co.uk

    We have added lots more product information, like Nozzle output charts and technical specification sheets, all in PDF format so you can download and save on your computer for your future reference!

    By popular request, we now accept payments by PayPal, as well as by all major credit and debit cards.

    The website is still a work in progress, and customer feedback is important to us, so please pay us a visit and give us your thoughts!