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Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by TheScottishDairyman, Mar 17, 2019.
What is a average cost per acre for spray contracting? TIA.
Do or have?
£5/ac or thereabouts round here in decent size fields.
If the bloke arrives promptly and does a good job with a decent and up-together sprayer then don't baulk at any cost.
All pa1 pa2 certified sprayer and insurance
Timing is everything .
£5 an acre seems about a good ball park but paying a snip more is not going to hurt.
£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.
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.
2 acre fields £40 acre. 100 acre fields £3 acre.
Rest somewhere in between
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.
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
I’m paying £11 ha,contractor has our chemicals delivered to him,he supplies his own water and disposed of our cans too.
A lot of trust involved.
Does he put all chemicals in though?
Distantly related and trust them 100%.if anything was not right they would loose an aweful lot instantly.they have too much to loose.
Spoke like a true Welshman
Only telling it as it is.what are others paying
Some folk must have a sad life if they deal with people they can't trust with things like this.