SprayPlan Manager enables best practice spray application
A free online tool that helps growers manage risks associated with agrichemical use on their land has received a significant upgrade, with improved functionality and the addition of a powerful new mapping system to help identify environmentally sensitive areas.
Developed by New Zealand agritech company HortPlus and proudly supported by Croplands Equipment, the new SprayPlan Manager makes it simple for farmers and growers in any industry to identify environmentally sensitive areas and create easy-to-update digital spray plans that comply with council regional air quality plans.
SprayPlan Manager makes it easy to create and maintain a plan, so you can spray the most sensitive areas on your land at the most appropriate times while considering weather conditions and spray drift, getting the job done quicker, and using the right quantity of spray.Andy Mawley, contractor, educator and Croplands sprayer specialist
“We’re delighted to support a free tool that moves the industry forward by helping farmers and growers to effectively plan and implement responsible and sustainable spraying practices on their land,” HortPlus Director Mike Barley said.
The latest version of the SprayPlan Manager platform enables better mapping and product lookup, as well as a risk assessment module, and is used annually by more than 1,000 growers across more than 30 crop types.
Its development followed feedback from users, including experienced agrichemical spraying contractor, educator and Croplands sprayer specialist, Andy Mawley.
Mr Mawley teaches responsible spraying practices to growers and farmers across New Zealand and he saw an opportunity to move growers and farmers from simply “ticking the box” when spraying on their land to proactively thinking about how they could spray in the best way possible for health, safety, and the environment.
“SprayPlan Manager makes it easy to create and maintain a plan, so you can spray the most sensitive areas on your land at the most appropriate times while considering weather conditions and spray drift, getting the job done quicker, and using the right quantity of spray.”
SprayPlan Manager is supported by New Zealand Wine and Croplands Equipment as a free pan-sector tool for growers.
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