How do you spray around poles and trees

Do you. Fold up or drive around in a circle
I always drive right up to it. Back back. Half circle around the pole. And back up to it again. Driving around in a circle always scorched crop with growth regulator and others. And hat people who spin around in a circle at the end on scoots. Just back back enough in the tram line that you have enough room to turn around. Looks much neater and less crop damage.
 

Northdowns Martin

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Arable Farmer
Location
Snodland kent
One field 6 poles, line them up and drill off result no obsticles in field but extra short runs. Other field keep short work to minimum and get 14 poles & pylons direct hit. UK power wanted to put lot of cable under ground thus reducing pole numbers but landlord wouldn't sign way leave 😡
In answer to question I fold up, last sprayer used to drive round as took a while to fold flip over booms and thought it dangerous to shut them under a wire.
 

DrWazzock

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Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
Drive right up to them. Back up a bit, fold up, drive past, fold out, back up, set off again.
I try to start drilling in line with the poles and work off each side if practical so just the break back brushes as you drive past but this can lead to too much short work if the line goes diagonally across the field. Sometimes with the Bateman you can just fold in enough to squeeze past without having to lift, fold right up and sit it on the rests.
 
Count yourself lucky you are not on salad crops with no headlands and poles? Or maybe you are? I remember a long while back I had 72 folds in one field! I can t remember what the are was maybe 40 acres? Only reason I know that? Field was like a big triangle with poles everywhere and said for the craic I would count them!
 

Barleymow

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Ipswich
I drill so the poles are at the end of the boom used to drive next doors 12 spraying going his fields too , big pylons there drove through them slowly as booms bent behind as you crept through. Middle of pylon cropped back them 6m drill made it through
 
Err, just do a circle around them & let Field IQ ( or whatever section control system you are running ) turn sections / nozzles off & on as required to avoid too much overlap

simple . . . 🤷‍♂️

Isn’t that what everyone does ?
 
Not all of us have your fancy gps......

not being difficult or “big noting” or anything . . .

but spray rigs & chemicals are very expensive items.

you'd be struggling to find any contractors machine or spray rig on an arable farm here these days without “fancy gps”. The input costs are too high to not have it, especially compared to the price of the technology ( which is relatively cheap compared to machinery & chemicals )
 

Flat 10

Member
Location
Fen Edge
not being difficult or “big noting” or anything . . .

but spray rigs & chemicals are very expensive items.

you'd be struggling to find any contractors machine or spray rig on an arable farm here these days without “fancy gps”. The input costs are too high to not have it, especially compared to the price of the technology ( which is relatively cheap compared to machinery & chemicals )
As said before it’s different here. Some of our farms would fit in 1 of your fields. And my sprayer tractor and sprayer worth less than a proper good gps with autoshut off etc. Lucky I only have 2 poles on average per 100acs and one tower on the whole farm.
 

quattro

Member
Location
scotland
Drive upto pole if it’s going to hit outer end of boom fold it back till it passes pole then drive past pole fold back out back upto pole and carry on
if the pole is near inner boom drive upto pole then back up and drive round and then back up
 

Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

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Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield.

The highest cereal and oilseed yields achieved at harvest 2021 were announced at this year’s Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Awards on Wednesday 24th November at the Croptec Show. With award presentations by Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, 24 farms took home the evening’s top awards for highest yield and highest potential yield achieved for wheat, winter and spring barley, oats, and oilseed. The 2021 winners came from all corners of the UK, as well as from as far afield as Finland and New Zealand.

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