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What to expect at the Sprayer Demo Day 2019

Check out all the details you'll need to attend the Sprayer Demo 2019, an event in Oxon, dedicated to sprayers.

Where is the Sprayer Demo Day 2019?
Churn Estate, Blewbury, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 9HD.
When is it taking place?
20th February 2019.
How can I get to Sprayer Demo Day 2019?
The appropriate access method is by car, it’s probably contacting your colleagues on social media to fill-up any spare capacity.
The main access road is the A34. Exit at the junction for Chilton (approximately 10 miles North of the A34/M4 interchange), and then pick-up on the A4185 and then Hagbourne Hill, following onto Chilton Road. Turn right onto the A417 at Upton (London Road) and then after 1.3 miles the event will be signposted on the right. Please note this entrance road to the farm is a narrow public road. Continue to follow the event signs through to the car park, which is a permanent grass ley gallop situated within the event area, approximately 2 miles after turning off from the A417. Exit from the event is via a one way system directly onto the A34.
Is this Sprayer Demo Day 2019 indoor or outdoor?
All outdoors so get wrapped up warm with sturdy work boots. There is the opportunity to purchase warm drinks and food; mobile toilet facilities are also available.
How much is it to attend?
Entry to the event is free, although please note the pre-qualification requirements for those wishing to drive spraying equipment which is summarised below and is sited at the registration marquee.
Who is allowed to drive the sprayers?
  • To ensure the safety of all members of the public and exhibitor personnel, visitors wishing to drive machines at the event are requested to complete a short multiple choice question set beforehand.
  • This pre-qualification assessment has been compiled by an approved LANTRA trainer, and covers routine safety procedures and demonstrates that the person can demonstrate appropriate risk reduction and control measures when operating high capacity spraying equipment.
  • Guidance is available at registration when undertaking the questions, and on successful completion a wrist band is provided. This is your “ticket” to drive.
  • There are no booking requirements for driving the machines, so if you there’s a queue at your preferred machine, simply select another one to make the most of the visit.
  • All machines are fitted with a passenger seat and a member of the exhibitor team will explain the operational functions, and accompany you throughout the drive.
  • Please respect the guidance and requests from all event and exhibitor personnel whilst attending the event, including the requirement to wear hi-visibility vests when in the roped off machine working arena.
Who is the the Sprayer Demo Day 2019 for?
The event is dedicated to sprayers, with 15 mainline manufacturers showcasing their machines. Therefore all farmers who have budgetary control and responsibility for applying chemical to crops, whether arable or grassland will be able to justify attending. The predominant theme is self-propelled equipment, although there is a selection of towed machines coupled up to tractors included within the working demonstration.
Driving the machines with the opportunity to monitor boom response across transverse conditions, section control etc involving a one to one discussion with the exhibitor replicates as near as possible a demonstration on your own farm. In addition you can challenge the manufacturers on their product offerings to ensure you select the best fit for your operations. To complement the exhibitor mix there are industry leading tyre and sprayer nozzle providers on hand with up to date information on products and support. As the industry comes further under the spotlight with regards to environmental control measures the 2019 Sprayer Demo Day is an ideal opportunity to review your existing fleet and plan accordingly.
What shall I bring?
In addition to some warm clothing, have a summary of your own machines specifications, including tyres and nozzle profiles. Consider future opportunities such as a move to liquid fertiliser and further precision control features. A quick ready reckoner of your annual spend on chemicals might be useful when getting down the financial discussions.

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