Precision sprayer specialists, Micron Group have announced they would be launching not one but two new sprayers at this year’s Cereals event (Stand 111) which is set to take place at Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire on 10-11th June 2015. Specifically, farmers and industry professionals will be able to see the Varidome S3 100HiFlo model for cereals and Varidome S3 Hybrid complete with Micron’s Modular Tank System for work in asparagus.
Backed by years of research and development, Varidome S3 100HiFlo represents the culmination of Micron’s innovation for growers. Specifically aimed at cereals and other narrowly planted crops such as onions and carrots, the sprayer features a 6.2 metre hydraulically folding toolbar with ground following carriages fitted with the new innovative Varidome 100HiFlo spray shields. The machine on display will have eleven carriages with triple configuration shields which will boast a patented double membrane skirt around the base. Being revealed for the first time, Micron’s unique double membrane has an inner section that prevents spray coming into contact with the outer section and being transferred onto the crop. Furthermore, the outer layer of the membrane is tapered each end to push the crop away from the area being treated, thus further minimising the risk of crop damage. Proving their DRT (Drift Reduction Technology) credentials, these innovative shields have attained the prestigious 3 star accreditation from LERAP – the highest rating achievable in the UK.
The working width on each individual hood can now be easily adjusted to spray bands from 100mm to 450mm wide which makes the sprayer suitable for work in a wide range of applications and crop stages.
Visitors will also be able to see the recently developed Varidome S3 Hybrid mounted on Micron’s new Modular Tank System. The machine on display will be specifically configured for inter-row herbicide application in asparagus and feature a hydraulically-folding boom fitted with a combination of rigid, fixed position hoods (Varidome 170HiFlo) and circular, freely rotating shields on a breakaway mechanism (Varidome UD600HiFlo) to allow users to spray right up to the base line of the crop. With the boom width of 3.6m, the sprayer can treat two asparagus beds at a time.
However, the appeal of Micron’s innovative Modular Tank System does not end here. Thanks to its highly flexible design, the chassis can be mounted with a number of Micron sprayers including shielded equipment for banded weed control, CDA atomisers for low volume overall spraying or air-assisted spray heads for foliar treatments. As such, the same platform can be successfully used for herbicide, insecticide or fungicide applications in a whole host situations including arable and vegetable row crops, vines and orchards to name but a few.
In addition to its latest innovations, Micron Group will be exhibiting the Weedswiper, a non-drip weed wiper for weed control in grassland and environmentally sensitive areas, as well as a range of equipment for manual applications.