Calibration guide

When applying nematicides growers should carry out the below and keep records to demonstrate that:

  • The granule applicator has been inspected and certified by NSTS in the last two year
  • They have checked the applicator at the start of the workday to ensure all pipework is correctly fitted, the hopper bungs are in place and hopper lids are secure
  • The area treated and the product volume used match for each field

These checks should be recorded and held for three years as required by Red Tractor. There is a template to support this available on the Red Tractor website.

When the applicator is in use granules must be monitored to check they are flowing correctly.

Calibration Video: