- ammonium sulphate (which is in "salt" form and is dissolved by the water)
- adjuvant oil (helps the plants absorb the chemical better - well least I think thats right)
- two different insecticides (not sure why there's two)
- oxyflurafen (helps the other chemical do a better job)
- trifluralin (stops new weeds from germinating)
- glysophate (is the main "knock down" chemical that kills the weeds, common name is Round-up)
So quite a complex operation just loading up the boom spray. I also have to load the seed and super grouper which is on the back of the Atkinson truck. That's how I get the seed and fertilizer to the paddock. Then the air seeder has to be loaded out of the grouper. And calibration of the air seeder. That's where I hand turn the delivery system on the air seeder and collect either the seed or super and weigh it so I can calculate the correct rate per hectare. I started on canola today which needs to run at quite a slow rate of 5kg/ha. This is really slow for the poor old Shearer air seeder so to get it down to that took some doing. After all this is done, and the paddock is sprayed it's time to pull her in and start sewing the seeds.