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Amistar on a high speed wave

 

Today’s potato planters work faster than ever 
before, with modern belt planters capable of
operating at 10 to 12 km/hr – up to three times
faster than conventional cup machines. That has implications for all integrated applications on the planter, including fertiliser, seed treatment and Amistar. Syngenta Technical Manager, Douglas Dyas, highlighted that the company’s new application trials are looking to assure Amistar spray treatments are targeting the wave of soil generated by planters at higher speeds. “We have been videoing the soil movement beneath the hood of the planter share, and it’s evident there is real potential to get a greater mix of soil and spray, to create an extremely effective zone of protection around the seed tuber. More

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