PLAINFIELD, Wis., March 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- K-B Agritech announces that its award-winning Pattern Master Spray System will be available beginning immediately through Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions. Growers purchasing the Pattern Master System will save $1,440 U.S. for a typical 120 ft. boom with nozzles spaced on 20 inches. The program runs through August 31, 2018.

Custom applicators and growers using the Pattern Master System will benefit from reduced particle drift, plus increase the amount of spray that hits the intended target. The driftable fines that are subject to off-target movement are kept under the boom longer, improving the odds of hitting desired vegetation. Studies conducted with water sensitive paper show a minimum 60% increased particle deposition with the Pattern Master System in place compared to the same nozzles and boom without the spoiler. Using the same type of lasers deployed in wind tunnel experiments, K-B Agritech proved the Pattern Master System kept 64% greater driftable fines directly underneath the spray boom when using the AI11004 nozzle with a 10-mph wind. In a field test with the spoilers in place, deposition of a copper-based fungicide was increased by 69% in the lower part of a crop canopy (4-6 inches off ground).

Pattern Master Spray Systems are designed to work with all sprayers including pull-types and self-propelled units. They are designed to work with all single-orifice nozzles, even the TTI with 15- degree offset. Spring-loaded spoilers are included for the breakaway sections in case of a ground strike. Most sprayers can be retrofitted with Pattern Master kits in 3-4 hours using only a wrench and ratchet. Each kit comes with the required stainless-steel hardware. The benefits of Pattern Master go well beyond dicamba, which requires ultra coarse and extremely coarse spray quality, because the nozzles used to spray contact herbicides, insecticides and fungicides produce considerably more driftable fines. The Pattern Master System will help increase pesticide performance across the board.

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