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Our friend Alberto Barrio sent us some pictures about his fertilizer tasks he carried out after sowing. The fertilizer used was 8-10-7 with 5% PHC (it was mixed with prevention herbicide to avoid problems with wide leaf weed in the next months). The fertilizer dose was of 250kg/ha and with the rains of these days (it has been raining for 15 days) he hopes the sprouting will be optimal.
The sprayer used is a Tecnoma of 2,500 litres and 24 metres of working width. Therefore, this task was done in a reduced time (the working speed was of 9km/h). As you can see in the pictures, they are using a Trimble EZ-Pilot autoguidance system (with CFX-750 display). According to Albertos' comments, the sprayer and autoguidance system (through GPS) accuracy is very high, since they used exactly the same estimated quantity of fertilizer litres as they have calculated previously to starting the task.