Today, it is as critical as it was decades ago, to ensure crop protection products are applied in the most safe, effective and efficient manner. Much progress has been made but there are still apparent deficiencies; although an International Standard for Knapsack sprayers is now agreed and implemented – there is no corresponding standard or Code of Practice that identifies and describes how best to use these machines. These Industry Best Knapsack Spraying Practices have been prepared by the partners to meet that increasing demand for such an agreed information base.
Clearly, requirements that define Best Knapsack Spraying Practices will vary to meet local conditions. Thus, it was critical, that international and national experts should collectively contribute to and assess what is required. The considerable knowledge of the following independent experts who have supported and validated these Industry Best Knapsack Spraying Practices is, therefore, greatly appreciated.
Cooper Pegler (CP) has been selling and servicing sprayers for agriculture, horticulture, amenity and industrial sector since 1894. Cooper Pegler has unrivalled experience in the field of hand operated spraying equipment and technology. The strong dealer network ensures that Cooper Pegler remains the globally dominant player in the hand operated sprayer business. www.cooper-pegler.com
Cross Mark: A wholly - owned Malaysian Company. Syarikat Jun Chong Sdn Bhd is the registered name of Cross Mark Sprayer Manufacturer, established since 1946. The company has export sprayers to more than 30 countries. Beside to provide a quality sprayer and spraying accessories for agriculture sector, the company emphasize in training to ensure the effective use of Cross Mark Knapsack Sprayer. To maximize the quality spraying performance and minimum maintenance cost on the equipment is our goal in customer satisfaction. www.junchong.com.my
Emak: One of European leaders in Design, Engineering, Manufacturing and Marketing outdoor power equipment. Today Emak is a major international business with two premier brands renowned the world over: Efco and Oleo-Mac. With 3 production sites, 7 branches and 126 distributors, Emak maintains a presence in more than 70 countries, serving some 20,000 points of sale across the five continents. Emak operates to high quality standards and is able to boast a comprehensive offering made up of 17 product families and over 100 models for each of the two brands: a broad range of which the technological core component is the petrol engine, designed and manufactured at the company’s own works. www.emak.it
Hypro EU was established in 1954 as Lurmark and has been manufacturing spray nozzles for more than 50 years. It is part of Hypro LLC the leading producer of spray pumps in North America. Hypro's range of nozzles cover the full range of agricultural and horticultural application situations and our pumps and sprayer accessories are suitable for the widest variety of agricultural spraying systems. Our products are used by the leading Sprayer manufacturers across Europe and North America. Hypro also operates in industrial markets such as manufacturing, food and beverage processing, irrigation and drainage, chemical and pharmaceutical, steel, paint, waste treatment, aerospace, marine, pulp and paper processing, construction and fire protection. Hypro EU and Hypro LLC are part of Pentair Water, a $3.15 billion water technology business. www.hypro-eu.com
Guarany is a major spray equipment manufacturer that critically supports many markets; agriculture, forestry, public health and domestic use such as gardening. Its Equipment Division is renowned for bringing together the most advanced technology and the best quality to greatly enhance its reputation as a very efficient, versatile and reliable spraying equipment supplier.
Guarany has more than 85 years of tradition of making products of the most demanding international quality and providing new solutions through technological advances for its customers. Guarany products reach and exceed international requirements and – being certified by the most important institutes - are respected worldwide, Guarany exports to more than 50 countries. www.guaranyind.com.br
Jacto is a Brazilian company founded in 1948 by a Japanese Immigrant, Shunji Nishimura. The name Jacto was inspired from the smoke trail left in the air from the most modern creation by aeronautical engineering at the time: the jet plane. In the same year of its creation, he patented the first knapsack duster developed in Brazil and now the company has more than 150 high quality products for agriculture, from backpack sprayers to self-propelled sprayers and big harvesting machines for coffee and orange, markets and supported by a solid distribution network in around 100 countries. www.jacto.com.br
Matabi: is Goizper’s main trademark. With 50 years of experience in making manual sprayers for agricultural, gardening, industrial and household applications, Goizper’s main philosophy is based on the search for new solutions in terms of ergonomics, functionality, safety and minimum impact on the environment. The present commercial structure with six delegations in the export markets allows an outstanding presence in over 125 countries worldwide in many of which Matabi is a market leader. Goizper welcomes this important initiative and offers its collaboration for a better and more efficient use of knapsack sprayers. www.matabi.com
Mesto: Over 80 years in crop protection, make us one of the most experienced manufacturers in Europe. Our sprayers are always designed to ensure a safe sprayer and environment and operator safety. www.mesto.com
Syngenta Crop Protection AG: Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. The company is a leader in crop protection, and ranks third in the high-value commercial seeds market. Sales in 2007 were approximately $9.2 billion. Syngenta employs over 21,000 people in more than 90 countries. Syngenta is listed on the Swiss stock exchange (SYNN) and in New York (SYT).
Syngenta are committed to ‘Product Stewardship’ which means the responsible and ethical management of a pesticide product from its discovery through to its ultimate use and beyond; a commitment within which the responsible promotion of better knapsack spraying - in many countries - is a vital component. www.syngenta.com
TeeJet: At TeeJet Technologies our single focus is on application technology. Our company and our products have been part of agricultural applications since the first crop protection products came onto the market in the 1940's. Our control systems date back to some of the earliest in-field uses of electronics in agriculture. This experience in the fields of spraying, fertilizing, and seeding means nobody is better suited to provide quality products and technical solutions for your business. www.teejet.com