Gearing up for the pesticides directive
Published 15/04/2015 | 02:30
Kilkenny-based IAM have invested in the necessary sprayer testing equipment and training required ahead of the Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive being introduced in November 2016.
Under the new rules, all boom sprayers greater than 3m will need to be tested and certified by a registered inspector at least once.
If your sprayer doesn't meet the required standard in terms of safety and application, it will either have to be repaired or decommissioned.
IAM, who distribute the Hardi range of sprayers, say John Heatherington from their service department has successfully completed the required training courses.
He is now officially listed as one of 10 currently approved pesticides equipment inspectors in the country.
Mr Heatherington has a vast amount of experience on Hardi technical related issues.
The Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association estimates that there are around 40,000 sprayers currently in use in the country.