Micron Group, manufacturers of precision spraying equipment, have announced their inaugural attendance at APF, UK’s leading forestry and arboricultural event which takes place on 18th – 20th September 2014 at Ragley Estate, Warwickshire. Micron plan to showcase a whole host of sprayers and applicators on their stand D6A including the Varidome band sprayer for weed control in tree nurseries, the Enviro range of shielded spraying equipment for arboriculture and amenity and the WeedSwiper device for bracken control.
Suitable for use in tree nurseries and ornamental crops, Micron Varidome has been specifically designed to safely eliminate weeds growing in between the rows of plants. Capable of treating from 3 to 12 metre maximum working widths, the sprayer toolbar is fitted with a number of fully shielded ground-following spray nozzles which can virtually eliminate spray drift. For this reason, non-selective sprays can be used under the hoods which in turn can significantly reduce herbicide costs. Each sprayer is custom built to suit the required row spacing; a choice of carriages and wheels is available to best match the terrain. Varidome can also be fitted with a second spray line for delivery of selective herbicides, insecticides, fungicides or foliar feeds directly over the row.
Tree nursery growers and amenity professionals will also be able to find out more about the Micron Enviro series of shielded sprayers. Supplied in a choice of HiFlo or CDA spray systems, the circular Undavina and Spraydome models on display incorporate a spring loaded breakaway arm that allows users to spray right up to the base of the trees, plant pots or street furniture, whereas the rectangular Spraymiser model is ideally suited for centre row weed control and amenity applications.
In addition, Micron will be exhibiting its highly popular bracken control solution – the Weedswiper, a non-drip chemical weed wiper. The device features specially engineered material pads which transfer the herbicide onto the bracken strands by direct contact. Weedswiper has built-in sensors and a Hydrostat control system to regulate the product flow to the pads. Available in 2, 3 and 6 metre working widths, the wiper is operated off a 12 volt power supply and can be tractor or trailer mounted for towing behind an ATV or UTV.
In addition to the company’s vehicle-mounted machinery, visitors will able to see a wide range of back-mounted and hand-held equipment. The models on display will include Micron AU8000 mistblower for tree spraying and foliar applications, Herbidome 600 – a shielded CDA sprayer for weed control in Christmas trees – and AccuDos and AutoDos metered-dose applicators for spot treating trees, plant nurseries and bracken.