Agrifac adds spot spraying technology

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Agrifac’s Condor sprayers will now have the Weed-It Quadro weed detection and destruction technology installed

Dutch sprayer manufacturer Agrifac will install Weed-It Quadro spot spraying technology, developed by fellow Dutch manufacturer Rometron, on its Condor and Condor Endurance self-propelled sprayers.

The first sprayers with the new Weed-It units incorporated have already been delivered to their new owners in Australia and Europe, which Rometron says will lead to weed management that is more efficient and more sustainable.


Condor and Condor Endurance sprayers will now be fitted with Weed-it Quadro spot spraying units

Agrifac’s Condor Range product manager Rens Albers says the Weed-It technology is being used by many farmers across the world to control their weeds.

"By combining Weed-It with our Agrifac sprayers, crop protection is lifted to another level," he says.

The Weed-It technology can be built onto any type of sprayer with working widths of up to 36m, and can calibrate and correct automatically for different soils and background conditions such as dry, wet or shade.

The Weed-It sensors hit paddocks with light beams that the sensors then use to detect the small portion of near infra-red light emitted by plants with chlorophyll when hit with the light.

This, Weed-It says, allows it to detect chlorophyll fluorescence and distinguish living plants (weeds) from dead plant matter, soil and any other substances in a manner that is fast, robust and foolproof.

Bolstering its ability to operate at speed is the fact that the Weed-It can operate without the need to carry out image processing, and the fact that both the weed detection and elimination are done by the same system: Weed-It sensors followed by Weed-It very fast pulse width modulation (PWM) nozzles.


The Weed-it Quadro spot spraying technology is designed by Rometron

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