Nemathorin Cartridge a boon to crop protection claims Apcal

A new gadget called the Nemathorin Cartridge is being hyped as a long-life application cartridge that improves accuracy of granule distribution and saves money, according to Apcal.

The Nemathorin Cartridge is designed to maintain accurate application for over 100ha on a three outlet machine, said its maker, www.apcal.com

Apcal agronomist Graham Basil said the cartridge cut the cost of replacements as well as improved accuracy of application rates for blitzing pests like PCN and wireworm.

A new easy-to-install polymer forms the Nemathorin Cartridge, available in two or three outlet versions, said Basil. Polymer rotor inserts are now red instead of blue.

Nemathorin is used to minimize yield loss and crop damage from soil pests such as PCN, wireworm and the effects of spraing.

The cartridge replaced conventional rotor metering mechanisms in gravity fed units, said Graham Basil. It has a working life of at least 35ha per outlet.

"While well set-up conventional mechanisms can achieve consistent results, there are at least 21 steps in the set-up that could cause potential problems.

"But the ease and speed that the cartridges can be installed, combined with the consistent accuracy that can be achieved, is popular with operators and growers."


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