Nursery Management Article: Eye on Innovation
The article “Eye on Innovation” is featured on Magazine.Nurserymag.com with equipment from Airtec.
Hibernia transitioned to applying liquid preemergent herbicides. A 30-foot boom with an Airtec sprayer is attached to a tractor and one crew member can treat half an acre in 7 minutes, which is equivalent to 30,000 3-gallon pots when they’re pot-to-pot, or 10,000 plants when they’re spaced.
Prior to adopting this method, there was a lot of hand-weeding and granular herbicide applications.
“The difference in the cost of efficiency was just humongous,” David says. “There was a learning curve, but we got a lot of help from Dr. Marble at the University of Florida.” Read the full article here.