12 February 2021
3.11 ha paint picture used to demonstrate spraying accuracy
AGRIFAC has used an environmentally-friendly dye to make a painting in the snow to demonstrate the accuracy of its spraying technique.
The 132 x 200m painting is believed to be one of the largest of its kind, covering a 3.11 ha area.
A self-propelled sprayer with nozzles every 25cm on the beam was used. In practical terms, this allows growers to spray on plant level and dose each nozzle independently.
This is done with a fast-switching nozzle that switches on and off 100 times per second. By loading a taskmap into the machine, spraying can be done precisely and accurately, the company claims. Similarly, by means of GPS, spraying at the exact location required is possible.
The Netherlands-based sprayer manufacturer has been actively developing and supplying this technology since 2016 all over the world.