Inspection of application equipment in use in greenhouses
Customers are demanding safe food and flowers with excellent quality, grown with respect to the environment. Therefore it is important that the application equipment for pesticides is in good condition. SKL started with the periodical inspection of fixed and semi-mobile sprayers in 2005. With the implementation of the EU directive for a Sustainable use of pesticides the inspection is mandatory.
The sprayers are tested according the harmonized standard EN-ISO16122:4 (2015). The inspections are executed by a nation wide network of SKL recognized workshops. The inspection can be done at the workshop or on the location of the grower according to your wish.
These recognized workshops have the right equipment and well-trained test operators to perform the inspections the right way.
SKL supervises the workshops, the testing equipment is checked on a yearly bases and unexpected reviews are done on already inspected sprayers.
Also the periodical inspection of Low Volume Application equipment is mandatory. SKL has developed a Dutch inspection protocol because of the lack of a harmonized standard.