LERAPS Guide - Horizontal Boom Sprayers (PB5621)

Introduction

This booklet applies to horizontal boom sprayers only. Different rules apply to broadcast air-assisted sprayers. The buffer zone for products applied by hand-held and knapsack sprayers is 1 metre from the top of the bank as long as the nozzle points down and is no more than 0.5 metres above the crop.

The booklet assumes that all necessary planning for the crop, the spray operation and product selection has been done in advance and that requirements of the Green Code are followed throughout. The LERAP scheme applies only to reducing the 5-metre buffer zones laid down to protect water. You cannot reduce buffer zones designed to safeguard hedges, field margins etc under the LERAP scheme.

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