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Friday, 01 April 2016 Pesticidewise.com
Guiding the knapsack sprayer user on the safe use of pesticides.
Friday, 29 November 2013 Extending your safety
Picked up much spray on your boots? We all know how soaked they can get if you are walking through the plants just sprayed. So, how many of you have sprayed glyphosate and then left footprints across lovely green grass;...
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 At last! An International Standard for knapsack sprayers
And what it means for the EU ...
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 Are spray angles on some flat fan nozzles too wide for knapsack spraying use?
Spray angle is the angle of the spray as it comes out of the nozzle e.g. 80 degrees. Nozzle angle affects the direction that you project the spray.
If you are treating weeds like I am just now, the nozzle is normally...
Monday, 03 June 2013 Belting up
Pumping knapsack sprayers can be hard work. I am told that using a sprayer harness with a body belt can help.
I had assumed that the body belt was there to help keep your coveralls in and your trousers hitched up...