Europe, UK, Ireland, News August 2020, Pests and Diseases, Production/Agronomy, Smart Farming

New app aids accurate slug pellet application for British growers

A new online tool aiming to improve accuracy of slug pellet applications is now available, allowing operators to effectively set up uniform and precise pellet doses, according to a news story published by Farmers Weekly in the UK today.

The app, named Calibration Wizard, which has been developed by slug pellet manufacturer Certis, in partnership with SCS Spreader and Sprayer Testing, hopes to reduce labour time calibrating equipment.

Users can enter information on their pellet product, applicator type, spread width and target application rate to generate data on optimal spread performance.

The tool recommends disc speed, feed rotor settings and aperture settings, along with expected bait point density, to provide operators with accurate applications.

Rob Foxall, SCS director, explains how the online tool is a big step in the right direction for the industry as the app provides specific data to a range of pellet products applied through different applicators.

The company’s northern technical specialist Harry Raley says the Calibration Wizard will take the guesswork out of applicator setup and improve slug control.

Source: Read the full story in Farmers Weekly here

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