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The Syngenta Sprays and Sprayers Arena has long been a shop window at the Cereals event for the latest innovation and technologies – and this year... Latest technology in sprays and sprayers arena

The Syngenta Sprays and Sprayers Arena has long been a shop window at the Cereals event for the latest innovation and technologies – and this year will include new developments in precision application practices.

These new developments could herald a step change in approaches to agronomy, says Harry Fordham, Syngenta’s farming technology lead. Precision application and artificial intelligence also mean more specific treatments, he adds.

“The immense potential of precision application includes innovative concepts of satellite mapping with variable rate treatment, prescription application, optical sensor spot spraying, and drones – along with other techniques.

More than 10 sprayer manufacturers will be showcasing their kit in the sprays and sprayers arena at the two-day event – offering more precise techniques that allow better targeted application.


Amazone will be sticking with its usual trio of the UX 01 Super – a top of the range UX 4201 with 36, 24, and 12m Super-L3 boom options – a UF 1602/24m with FT1502 front tank, and a Pantera 4504 with the 36, 24, and 12m Super-L3 boom.

On the stand will be the new Pantera 7004 with its variable front and back track adjustment and self-levelling suspension, along with an 8,000-litre UX 7601. It includes individual nozzle control technology.

“Our aim at Amazone is to provide responsible and sustainable spraying technology which maximises chemical efficacy and minimises input costs,” says the firm’s Simon Brown.

“The complete wet system and boom technology is designed to have the correct nozzle size and type, applying the most appropriate tank mix at the right rate, to the selected plants, with minimum drift and overlap.”


Fendt will also be returning to the arena with a much-loved favourite – the Fendt Rogator 600 self-propelled sprayer.

“The Fendt Rogator 600 continues to be popular amongst farmers and contractors alike, with various boom widths, axle configurations and two ride heights available across the range,” says Ed Dennett, Fendt marketing manager, UK and Ireland.

“The MY24 model features recent developments, including improved nozzles, plumbing, and easier options for tank cleaning, which are all aimed at maximising uptime and output without compromising on the job. ”

John Deere

A trio of sprayers from the John Deere household will be making their way around the arena at this year’s Cereals event, including the R740i 24m trailed sprayer, the R9620 36m trailed sprayer, and the 340M self-propelled sprayer.

The event will be the first large outing for the 340M and its Cereals debut, says the firm’s Mark James. “All three of the machines we are showing have our dual-circuit solution system, with benefits including fast filling for a quick turnaround.

“They also all feature our in-house developed individual nozzle control system, reducing overlaps and misses to the minimum, helping to reduce input costs.”

In terms of their connectivity, the trio also boasts John Deere’s ISOBUS control systems capable of variable rate applications, spot-spraying, documentation, and work planning with synchronisation to the John Deere Operations Centre.


Kuhn will be showing the benefits of its Metris 4102 trailed sprayer in the Sprays and Sprayers arena, which is claimed to offer users increased output and technology to improve application uniformity.

The sprayer has a 4,100-litre polyester tank featuring a deep sump, offering a low centre of gravity. Users have the benefits of semi-automated filling with a pause mode, in-cab display, and partial rinsing of the sprayer from the tractor.

Electronic continuous circulation enables increased spraying quality and ensures each nozzle is primed to apply the correct amount of liquid, while the 24m tri-fold booms give operators a lightweight option.

The sprayer includes Kuhn’s Boom Assist Slant, which features two ultrasonic sensors for height and tilt boom control, combined with a CCI A3 joystick. This gives users up to 30 controls via one joystick.

“Cereals provides us with a great opportunity to demonstrate the benefits of our Metris 2 sprayer range,” says Kuhn’s Edd Fanshawe.