The Mantis - developing an innovative, high flotation, affordable high rise spray unit: final report 2013/070
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Weed control on the steep slopes of Innisfail is difficult with current machinery. Top heavy, clutch driven highrise sprayers are unable to operate under these conditions resulting in poor weed management strategies for our farms. We set about to develop a machine that would greatly improve operator safety, eliminate the need for aerial application of herbicides as well as cut the amount of residual herbicide used in our weed management strategies.