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Making pesticide use more sustainable: Sprayer maintenance

 

 
Ben Bryant, Precision Farming Manager, Chafer Machinery Ltd, goes through a crop sprayer from top to bottom, identifying the key areas for operators to monitor as well as offering helpful advice and tips on sprayer maintenance and operation.

A crop sprayer is an important tool on arable farms and keeping the machine well maintained is vital to ensure not only the effective application of pesticides but also to prevent damage to biodiversity and the aquatic environment.

For more information visit our Pesticide Management webpages

Looking upwards from ground level, this photo is of a self propelled sprayer with the boom open and ready to work on a grassland field.

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