Oli Beckerlegge believes that spraying has become one of the most influential aspects of crop production. Read more...
“It’s all down to accuracy and timing,”explains Oli, who manages W Bradshaw & Son’s 3,000-acre contract farming operation for six landowners, spread through a 20-mile triangle of their base at Fletchers Farm, Fordham, Essex.
The farm takes the view of buying kit that is future-proofed. This gives sprayer operator David Hunt the best technology for pesticide and liquid fertiliser applications, while reinforcing its residual value at trade-in time.
“We chose a 6,000 litre, trailed Amazone UX6201 Super with 36m boom,” he says. “Top of the wish-list was individual nozzle control.” Bought from Crawfords for the spring 2020 season, the sprayer includes AmaSelect and is ready for AmaCurve turn compensation, when the software is released.
“We’ve reduced overlaps from a 3m end-section to just a single nozzle spacing,” he says. “With costly pesticides applied much more accurately, we’re seeing a much better crop canopy.”
“We’ve had good experiences with Crawfords in the past, and had no hesitation in choosing our Amazone sprayer from them,” he says. “Their sprayer specialist is knowledgeable and helpful, and it all helps us to deliver a more professional result for our landowners.”
“With capacity to spare, we’re now in a position to grow our contract farming business,” he adds.