Cropliner 2000 delivers great coverage for Hop Products Australia

18 December 2019

Dale Gilber, Bushy Park Estates Farm Manager, taking delivery of HPA’s new Cropliner 2000 with 920mm DSV fan

Hop Products Australia (HPA) is the largest hop grower in Australia. With 390 hectares of hops at their Bushy Park Estates farm in Tasmania and another 510 hectares at Rostrevor Hop Gardens on the mainland of Australia, HPA hops are purchased by brewers from all over Australia and as well as being exported around the globe.

When it comes to spray application, HPA rely on Croplands sprayers to deliver great coverage with ease.

At the Bushy Park Estates farm, HPA have been using Croplands Cropliner sprayers for over 20 years and they have recently taken delivery of a new Cropliner Slimline 2000L with 920 DSV fan – purchased through Rhiannon Denney at the team at Spray Shop Tasmania.

Dale Gilbert, Bushy Park Estates Farm Manager, likes the Croplands product for its ease of use and great coverage throughout the season.

As hops grow up strings, it can be difficult to get correct coverage when in full canopy. The Cropliner with 920 DSV fan does this with ease.

Dale Gilbert, Bushy Park Estates TAS

 All of HPA’s sprayers are fitted with HV 2400 Croplands auto rate controllers as well as Self Tracking drawbars.

What are hops?

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Hops are the flowers (also called seed cones or strobiles) of the hop plant. They are used primarily as a bittering, flavouring, and stability agent in beer, to which, in addition to bitterness, they impart floral, fruity, or citrus flavours and aromas.

HPA handle around 90% of the hops grown in Australia, about 1% of the world’s production.

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