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Cost for contract spraying

Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by TheScottishDairyman, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. What is a average cost per acre for spray contracting? TIA.
     
  2. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    Do or have?
     
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  3. chaffcutter

    chaffcutter Moderator

    Location:
    S. Staffs
    £5/ac or thereabouts round here in decent size fields.
     
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  4. Do
     
  5. If the bloke arrives promptly and does a good job with a decent and up-together sprayer then don't baulk at any cost.
     
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  6. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    All pa1 pa2 certified sprayer and insurance
     
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  7. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    Timing is everything .
     
  8. £5 an acre seems about a good ball park but paying a snip more is not going to hurt.
     
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  9. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    £5-6/acre depending on field and job size. That assumes 100 litres/ha water volume and good water supplied. My own cost is less than half that but that's because My farm is mostly ring fenced with regular shaped fields, 36m trailed sprayer that does liquid fertiliser too.
     
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  10. I agree about water. A clean water tank for spraying should be available for a sprayer man to use. Every farm should have one anyway in case there is a fire so the fire service can use it. You could be miles away from the nearest hydrant.
     
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  11. Grassman

    Grassman Member

    Location:
    Derbyshire
    2 acre fields £40 acre. 100 acre fields £3 acre.
    Rest somewhere in between (y)
     
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  12. Phil P

    Phil P Member

    Location:
    North West
    I don’t do a lot of contract spraying but when I do it’s £5.50ac, average field size round here is 15-20 ac though.
     
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  13. Goffer

    Goffer Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Depends on many factors - whole year and farm completely different to 150ac one off.guaranteed work is worth a lot specially when the agronomist talks to you first before sending recs out
     
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  14. nick...

    nick... Member

    Location:
    south norfolk
    I’m paying £11 ha,contractor has our chemicals delivered to him,he supplies his own water and disposed of our cans too.
    Nick...
     
  15. Chae1

    Chae1 Member

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    A lot of trust involved.
     
  16. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    Does he put all chemicals in though?
     
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  17. nick...

    nick... Member

    Location:
    south norfolk
    Distantly related and trust them 100%.if anything was not right they would loose an aweful lot instantly.they have too much to loose.
    Nick...
     
  18. bobk

    bobk Member

    Location:
    stafford
    Spoke like a true Welshman :D
     
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  19. nick...

    nick... Member

    Location:
    south norfolk
    Only telling it as it is.what are others paying
    Nick...
     
  20. Grassman

    Grassman Member

    Location:
    Derbyshire
    Some folk must have a sad life if they deal with people they can't trust with things like this.
     

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