Wingssprayer an award contender

Also among the Innovation Award contenders was the Horizontal Double Wingssprayer from Dutch manufacturer Wingssprayer.

The brainchild of developer Harrie Hoeben, it is claimed to reduce drift by up to 90 per cent while allowing spraying even on windy days as the nozzles pass immediately over the crop, which in turn allows a smaller droplet size and higher tractor speeds.

The nozzles are preceded by a "wing" or flat plate which opens up the crop, enabling greater spray penetration. By partly resting on the crop, the booms also remain more stable.

The company says the sprayer can be used on a wide range of field vegetables as well as strawberries, cereals and nursery stock.


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