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Friday, 01 April 2016

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...

Monday, 07 January 2013 Are gloves in or out?

Wearing the right PPE in the right way continues to cause lots of chat amongst us all. But one hot topic might be getting close to a good agreement: Do you tuck your gloves into the sleeves of your coveralls or not?

Thursday, 08 November 2012 WGs – safer for knapsack sprayer users?


Wednesday, 03 October 2012 Cleaning container caps

At last! Pesticide containers are coming into use that do not have those foil seals that  caused so many problems in the past. Previously, I have inverted the container as directed and removed its clean cap, before taking...

Wednesday, 29 August 2012 I must be more hygienic

This is nothing to do with personnel hygiene! I had a visit the other day from a crop advisor who wanted to look at my potatoes and strawberries. This year has been a nightmare for me; cool and wet for most of the growing season...

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