Start the season with a clean, clear boom sprayer - Elders Rural Services

Start the season with a clean, clear boom sprayer

Urging farmers to prepare for the cropping season with a thorough decontamination of boom sprayers, AgNova says just one residue breach is all it could take to devastate a market.

The supplier of All Clear DS, which removes chemical residues, AgNova is conducting a major education program to protect crops from damage due to contamination of boom sprayers as well as export markets from maximum residue limit breaches.

It is offering farmers boom sprayer tank stickers with a QR code linked to All Clear DS online resources, including label, safety data sheet, the list of chemicals removed by All Clear DS and a 10-minute instructional video on the complete boom sprayer cleaning and decontamination procedure.

Spray Safe and Save trainer Craig Day said it was important for farmers to prepare carefully for spraying. with boom sprayer inspection, maintenance and full decontamination.

“The farmer must become proficient with this process and understand all the capture points such as the nozzle bodies, filters, the granni pot (venturi mixers) and the tank itself,” he said.

“Another reason to completely decontaminate the spray rig is to protect Australia’s agricultural markets from chemical residues breaching MRLs. Just one detection of chemical residues in food could devastate a whole market – that makes it imperative to get clean out right.

“From a spray contractor’s point of view, this has a label specifically for cleaning a boom sprayer, giving them extra confidence and protection. All Clear DS is a very effective formulation for spray boom decontamination.”

According to its supplier, tests showed All Clear DS was the most consistent tank cleaner for the widest range crop protection products.

Article written by AgNova for Seasons magazine

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