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New Electric Sprayer now in stock

Matabi have launched a new addition to their sprayer range – a new 15L electric sprayer called the E+

This lightweight machine replaces the now discontinued Elegance 18 Electric Sprayer and is a departure from the usual Square tank offering from Matabi as it features a beautifully curved, ergonomically designed tank, padded straps and a new style, more robust trigger with an inbuilt pressure regulator.

The lance is 0.65m with a 0.5m extension included, as well as a cone spray shield and nozzle pack.

Matabi Electric Sprayer E+

Matabi Electric Sprayer E+

These sprayers are new in to us this week so Chris has not had chance to use one yet, but having just assembled the first one for a customer we can

say that we are impressed with the overall look and feel of this sprayer, which at just over £200 inc Vat is by far the least expensive professional electric sprayer on the market.

Read the full product description here and place your order here now!

You can see the who Matabi Sprayer range by clicking here.



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.

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


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.

You can see the full sprayer range by clicking here

cooper pegler knapsacks

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.

    Garden Centres should link with schools, says boss!

    Backing local primary schools is a “must do” for garden centres according to owner Tim Goodwin of Fosseway Garden Centre in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire. Fosseway linked with a local school  when the centre’s owners discovered a family friend was keen to create a school garden. Goodwin said: “All garden centres should do it. We were really pleased that children wanted to become involved with plants and were delighted to donate to the school a selection of raspberry bushes and fruit trees. Plants producing edible crops always seem very popular with younger gardeners. It’s important that children are encouraged to garden at a young age and we are always pleased when schools encourage this.”

    AGRATECH recently asked our customers for help with planting ideas for a sensory garden for a local school for children with learning and pyhsical disabilites, and we hope to move this project forward in the new school year!children gardening


    Source Horticulture Week

    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)

    Intelli-Spray Remote Control Retractable Hose Reel Sprayers

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgo8CQTupV4]NEW PRODUCT RANGE! From Quik Corp, USA comes the Intelli-Spray retractable hose reel sprayer systems, ideal for large areas to increase the quality and efficiency of your spraying; cut spraying time; save on manpower and material costs!

    Various systems are available, dual and single reel. More information can be found here

    Intelli-Spray retractable hose reel spayer systems are now available via Agratech.co.uk

    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