Univoq / Iconiq drip stop issues?

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Location
Kent
Was told about this earlier.
Been doing my T2 very slowly since Saturday with univoq in the mix.
Haven't noticed anything dripping, yet! I'll have to check once I'm done.
More worried that it's going to eat the diaphragms in the pump than the dcv seals.
 

Bvrb89

New Member
started on Saturday, not washed out till today. Just had teb mixed with it. New Amazone sprayer.
New diaphragms I’ve put in have held up. Just over a year old and about 10,000ha of use ones are have nearly all been replaced in the last 3 days. Must of put 40 new ones in. It’s the damage that hasn’t shown up yet that I’m worried about! I’ve gone onto different chemistry and had no problem, back onto inatreq stuff and every time I’ve gone to fill up there’s another nozzle leaking

if I’m honest I think it’s a horrible chemical that seems more like traffic film remover. Half think I need to wash the machine down cause I hate to think what it’s going to do to the paintwork
 

ajd132

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Arable Farmer
Location
Suffolk
It's been too wet and windy since Saturday for spraying and I have one field that I was going to add topic in with the T2 but the boots splitting. I'm minded to leave it out.
Any superior knowledge agree?
I wouldn’t like to say personally but have been told by more learned people in the past it’s okay. Must happen pretty regularly I would have thought?
 

ben__adamss

Member
BASE UK Member
It’s the same but we melt it ourselves. Essentially trying to make something to be taken in by the leaf hence the citric, fulvic etc playing with different rates on different crops to see how it works
Was told I’d get scorch if I tried that, you had any scorch issues?
 

ajd132

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Suffolk
Was told I’d get scorch if I tried that, you had any scorch issues?
No. It’s only 5kg of N. Did the first lot on Saturday and it seems okay. The point of the citric acid, fulvic acid is to stop scorch and make it work better. This was joel Williams advice.
 

H.B.F.C

Member
Location
Surrey/Kent
Finished spraying Univoq today, thank goodness. Bloody horrible crap. Learnt the hard way it works best at 200 litres with flat fans. Its knackered 2 DCVs on the end nozzles but I'm worried what damage its caused internally. Never again will I put that stuff through my sprayer
 

ben__adamss

Member
BASE UK Member
No. It’s only 5kg of N. Did the first lot on Saturday and it seems okay. The point of the citric acid, fulvic acid is to stop scorch and make it work better. This was joel Williams advice.
Thanks, are you testing the pH of the mix or just applying a certain amount of citric acid g/ha?
 

ajd132

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Suffolk
Thanks, are you testing the pH of the mix or just applying a certain amount of citric acid g/ha?
I tested our water ph a couple years ago so just the right amount of citric in. I haven’t test the spray mix although should.
I did manage to get hold of a list of active ingredients and their ideal PH for efficacy
 

Bvrb89

New Member
Do you think water rates could have a bearing on damage?
No. I’ve been at 180l/ha. In my opinion the chemical is just wearing rubber out quicker. The new diaphragms I put in I never had a problem with… but nearly all the old ones have gone within the space of 3 days. All that happens at higher water rates is the concentration of spray going around the sprayer is less. Be better off not putting it in. Wish I still had mine to do as it would be sent back
 

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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