Simon Bray in Sittingbourne said hello to his brand new 3 Row Standard Munckhof Airbag Sprayer this morning.
3 Row Airbag Sprayers are fantastic for larger orchards where a single row would usually take 3 times as long. It saves on fuel and tractor running hours, as well as requiring less power to run and being considerably quieter than other models. Growers can respond faster to signs of disease and the effect of the crop protection agents can be extended by spraying at the optimal time.
With adjustable and retractable boom arms, there are a variety of spraying heights and widths available (both optional up to 4 metres) thus a range of orchard layouts can be accommodated, even with small headlands. A 3000 litre model has just been introduced, meaning even less downtime.
Get in touch today to find out how your orchard could benefit from a 3 Row Sprayer.
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The Red Prince is a relatively new apple variety that hit Tesco's shelves last season.
The Red Prince Apple is going to dramatically change the apple industry. This particular apple will offer its superb taste, not in the normal autumn but in spring instead. The apple is packed with juice under a deep red skin which makes it ideal for longer term storage through the winter months and putting a smile on the faces of fruit growers.
The English season doesn't start until August and it has been an on-going battle for growers to come up with a variety that holds its freshness and taste whilst in cold storage through the winter months. To keep the flavour, a combination of reduced levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the cold store helps keep that juicy taste.
Kent based Adrian Scripps, one of the largest growers of apples in the UK, exclusively markets this apple.
Red Prince Apples are a natural cross between Golden Delicious and Red Jonathon varieties giving a sweet tasting, tangy, large apple and we think they are simply delightful!