TTi’s Top 10 Tips for Effective Spraying in the paddock

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Want to ensure you are achieving the best possible result when you’re spraying? Consider these top 10 tips from the experts in spraying and manufacturing Australia’s safest tanks and trailers

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Good Working Condition
Check that your sprayer is in good working condition, the filter is clean, regulator is working, adjustable nozzles are working and test with clean water to ensure you are ready to complete your spraying job
 

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Weather Conditions
Ensure the weather conditions are suitable for spraying – not too windy, rain is not imminent or plants are not wet from a dew or fog etc.
 

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Follow Instructions
Read all labels and instructions thoroughly to determine you have the correct spray for your requirement.
 

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Know Your Target
Know your target and the situation, for example, certain weeds in lawn or a crop (selective herbicide) or total kill (non-selective herbicide)
 

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Wear Proper Protective Equipment
Before handling any chemical, ensure you are wearing the appropriate PPE.
 

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Use Clean Water
Always use clean water when spraying; as dirty or hard water may affect the efficiency of the chemical.
 

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Mixing of Chemicals
Mix chemicals in the tank as per the labels.
 

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Ideal Spray Distance
Ideal spray distance from your target is 500mm.
 

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Spray Appropriately
Avoid overspray– you do not want to spray your target to a point of runoff.
 

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Clean and Drain
After every use, always clean and flush your tank with clean water. Run some clean water through the pump and boom/nozzles/gun.

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