The Art of Application Expert Centre

The Art of Application

Welcome to the Art of Application series, your one-stop-shop source of guidance for ornamental growers looking to get the best from their crop protection spraying. Whether it’s cordylines, hebes and clematis, or pansies, primulas and pot ’mums, the diversity of leaf types and wide range of plant architecture means spray application on a typical ornamentals nursery presents growers with a considerable challenge.

The Art of Application taps into our extensive know-how built up from the results of its wide-ranging R&D programme, with trials run over many years in various locations. That includes a lot of research on ornamentals nurseries to improve spray efficacy, use less water and reduce drift - just two of the most difficult factors facing growers.

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Introducing the Art of Application

Find out how the Art of Application series can help you with your spray applications

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The Continuous Compromises of Spray Application

Explore the compromises when applying crop protection to ornamental crops

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How to Calibrate Your Sprayer

Start at the beginning - calibrating your sprayer is key

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The Importance of Pressure & Droplet Size

Find out why getting these two things right is key to maximising your spray

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Water Volume Advice

Are you using too much water? Find out why less is sometimes more

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Why is Full Coverage Important?

If you haven't got full coverage, are you fighting a losing battle against disease

Why The Art of Application

Why we do trials in the UK

Importance The Art of Application

The importance of UK based Art of Application trials