We purchased Varidome S3 with Dual Spray System for use in oil seed rape and sugar beet to help us control our worst weed, black grass, as well as volunteer OSR or weed beet. Utilising RTK GPS, we could drill both crops at maximum accuracy with a row spacing of 50cm. We use the same A-B lines for the Varidome and band spray a desiccant, such as Diquat, between the rows and the prescribed chemical on the row all at the same time. If done at an early growth stage, Varidome can reduce your chemical costs by up to 60%. With the saving in chemicals, as well as the increase in yield potential on both growing crop and subsequent crops, this machine can see a payback time of as little as two years.Edd Banks, Partner
Thomas Banks & Partners
To get the best out of any crop protection input, one needs to have an effective sprayer. Equally important is the need to pay careful attention to the sprayer set-up. With inter-row herbicide spraying, accurate set-up is hugely important to minimise off-target spray. Investigating the possibilities for inter-row spraying of Syngenta hybrid barley, I have been impressed by the simplicity and speed with which one can make set-up changes to the Varidome.Mr Tom Robinson, Consultant
The shrouds can be removed in seconds, which makes calibration, nozzle checking, and nozzle changing quick and easy.
Shroud height is important (25mm), but the setting will vary from field to field depending on the seed bed. The Varidome achieves this by a single ‘no tools necessary’ clamp on each shroud leg. Getting the clearance correct on each leg is again a matter of seconds.
Shroud angle is set using the same clamp as the height setting, and etched lines on the top of the shroud make consistent angle setting straight forward.
We have two Varidome Hybrids for asparagus and a Varidome 100HiFlo model for salad onions.Mr Simon Stockdale
With a particular problem with thistles and mare’s tale in asparagus, we wanted a machine for controlling weeds post-harvest, without getting chemical onto the foliage. With Varidome Hybrid, we are able to control weeds under the asparagus canopy, right up to the base of the plants and over the entire contour of the beds. We can subsequently make second applications when the fern is high.
Varidome 100HiFlo for onions allows us to apply chemicals directly onto the weeds without contact onto the flag leaf and subsequent crop damage, whilst achieving good control. Furthermore, it has increased the window of opportunity for us to spray the crops as it is not affected by wind.
We looked at alternative machines and were of the opinion that Micron offered a good quality build of the machine and a much more advanced parallelogram system on the individual carriages with the narrow domes. The unique rubber shrouds on the bottom of the shields could not be matched by any other manufacturer either.
We estimate the machines will have paid for themselves within two years.
Sandfields Farms Ltd
Varidome is a range of shielded inter-row sprayers for eradicating weeds growing in between rows and wheeling areas. Varidome is suitable for use in oil seed rape, sugar beet, maize, onions, carrots, parsnips, leeks and many other crops including ornamentals, herbs and tree nurseries.
Varidome design incorporates shielded heads which can be individually adjusted to allow operators to treat variable inter-row widths. The toolbar configuration can also be easily changed to fit different row widths and bed heights.
Varidome is available in the following options:
Varidome S1 - the single section unit which allows growers to spray widths of up to 3m. Varidome S1 comes with a choice of CDA (Controlled Droplet Application) or hydraulic pressure nozzle spray systems.
Varidome S3, Varidome S5 and Varidome S7 come equipped with pressure nozzles and can treat up to 6, 9 and 12 metres respecitively.
A choice of oval and circular shields is offered to cater for a wide range of crop spacing.
- Varidome Range Brochure (English) (PDF 894 Kb)
- Varidome Brochure (Français) (PDF 663 Kb)
- Varidome Brochure (Español) (PDF 663 Kb)
- Varidome Testimonial (English) (PDF 185 Kb)
- Varidome 100HiFlo for Narrowly Planted Crops (English) (PDF 1046 Kb)
- Varidome for Onions and Asparagus (English) (PDF 159 Kb)
- Precision Band Spraying (English) (PDF 38 Kb)
- Micron Varidome wins BCGA 2017 ‘John Birkenshaw Award’
- Micron Varidome wins gold at IMMA 2015
- Micron appoint two new UK dealers for the Varidome range
- Weed control at Sandfields Farms Ltd
- Micron announces the launch of two new sprayers at Cereals 2015
- Varidome band sprayer for salad onions at LAMMA
- Shielded sprayer for ornamental horticulture to be presented
- Micron launches Varidome band sprayer for vegetables
- Micron to unveil its latest innovations at Cereals
- Micron sets the bar higher at Lamma 2014
- Varidome S5 Technical Walk-through
- Micron at Lamma 2014
- Micron Varidome goes round the world
- Varidome S5 - setting the trend in precision farming
- Micron to launch the new Varidome S5 sprayer at LAMMA 2013
- Varidome S3 halves herbicide use
- Varidome S1 video
- Micron to unveil the new three section band sprayer at LAMMA 2012
- Technical Papers
|Varidome S1||Varidome S3||Varidome S5||Varidome S7|
12 volt 3 amp supply; Single hydraulic service
|12 volt 3 amp supply; Min. 3 hydraulic services||12 volt 3 amp supply; Min 3 hydraulic services||12 volt 3 amp supply; Min 3 hydraulic services|
|Tank Capacity:||Single: 100, 200, 300, 400, 500 and 600 L||
Single: 300, 400, 500, 600 and 1200L
Dual: 1800L (1050/750L)
Single: 600 and 1200L
Dual: 1800L (1050/750L)
Dual: 1800L (1050/750L)
|Vehicle Mounting:||3 point linkage: CAT2, front or rear||3 point linkage: CAT2, front or rear||3 point linkage: CAT2, rear only||3 point linkage: CAT2, rear only|
|Spraying System:||CDA or hydraulic pressure nozzle||Hydraulic pressure nozzle||Hydraulic pressure nozzle||Hydraulic pressure nozzle|
|Inter-row Width:||80mm - 800mm||100mm - 700mm||100mm - 100mm||100mm - 700mm|
|Working Width:||Up to 3m||Up to 6m||Up to 9m||Up to 12m|
|Min Tractor Requirement:||35 kW||75 kW||90 kW||135 kW|