A new on-line Nozzle Selector will enable turf managers and sprayer operators to select the best combination of spray nozzle and water volume to optimise turf applications this season. The easy-to-use tool, available on the GreenCast website, enables operators to quickly select the intended spray target and the type of treatment or product being applied, to instantly see the appropriate XC Nozzle and water volume to use.
The Nozzle Selector covers the range of fungicides, herbicides and growth regulators, along with associated liquid fertiliser tank-mix combinations that can be included to improve turf health and vigour to counter disease risks.
Syngenta Turf Technical Manager, Dr Simon Watson, highlighted the new XC Nozzles can allow operators to apply at lower water volumes than previously used. This can enable greater sprayer output for more timely application, reduce weight carried on greens and, most importantly, increase product retention on the leaf that can give better results.
Operators can use the free tool on-line, or download and save an interactive pdf for use at any time. The Nozzle Selector is available from the Syngenta GreeenCast website: www.greencast.co.uk
XC Nozzles on show
Greenkeepers, sprayer operators and students in the south west of England had the chance to see the new Syngenta XC Nozzles in action and pick up some of the latest tips and information on spray application technology at the BIGGA Devon & Cornwall Spring Seminar, held at St Mellion Golf Club, Saltash in March.
Dr Simon Watson detailed how the new XC Nozzle Technology has been engineered to deliver more consistent coverage across the spray boom when spraying slopes on golf courses, to counter the risk of drift to enable more spraying opportunities and incorporating exclusive design features to enhance all-round coverage of the turf leaf, to get the best possible results from every application.
Further tips provided in Dr Watson’s presentation and practical demonstration included sprayer calibration and nozzle height setting – along with advice on calculating the area of greens and fine-tuning sprayer filling to achieve more precise and accurate application across the course. All the techniques and advice offered by Dr Watson is available from the GreenCast website Application Zone.
Dr Watson added his thanks to Course Manager and Master Greenkeeper, Mike Bush, and the St Mellion greenkeeping team for hosting the event and assisting with the sprayer demonstration.
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For turf specific agronomy and product information go to www.greencast.co.uk
Syngenta turf products are distributed in the UK by Everris. www.everris.co.uk
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