Nchalo's Boom Sprayer
"Pre-emergent herbicides are chemicals that are applied to the soil to suppress weed seed germination."
IMAGE: Workers do a calibration exercise which involves recording of nozzle discharge per unit time.
PRE-EMERGENT herbicides are chemicals that are applied to the soil to suppress weed seed germination. This herbicide application plays an important part in keeping sugarcane weed free, thus reducing competition to increased cane yields. To be effective there is a need for the spraying gang to be spraying full cover at a uniform speed from a good height.
To achieve this, Nchalo has purchased a hydraulic-operated tractor-mounted boom sprayer Jacto Candor 800. A boom is a light hollow tube or pipe which is used to carry the spray liquid under pressure from the pump to one or more nozzles. Apart from doing the job in record time, this sprayer will increase efficiencies associated with pre-emergence herbicide application.