Redball is broadening its Lay-By Spray-Hood lineup in 2002 with the addition of an ultra-narrow-row hood and a re-designed post-direct kit that allows infinite adjustment of layby spray nozzles.

The new ultra-narrow-row Lay-By Spray-Hood makes it possible for cotton growers who plant in ultra-narrow rows to extend their Roundup Ready cotton weed-control window.

“Until now, growers with ultra-narrow-rows haven't had the option of making-post-direct Roundup UltraMAX applications,” says Steve Claussen, president of Redball LLC. “Being able to make additional applications allows growers to take advantage of ultra-narrow-rows without compromising weed control.”

The new ultra-narrow-row hood is 10 inches wide and has the same streamlined shape as other Lay-By Spray-Hoods. This allows hoods to glide between crop rows and allows faster travel speeds. The new hoods can ordered with a single spray tip, or with three separate tips. The three-tip option allows herbicide coverage to the base of the cotton plant through side windows in the Spray-Hood.

In addition to the new ultra-narrow-row hoods, hood kits are available for 30-, 36-, 38- and 40-inch row spacings.

The re-designed post-direct kit allows infinite adjustment of layby spray nozzles mounted behind Spray-Hoods. Nozzles can easily be moved in or out, as well as up and down, to optimize weed coverage when applying layby herbicides. The new design is compatible with previous post-direct kits, so existing Lay-By Spray-Hoods can be upgraded to the new design.

For information and to locate your nearest Redball dealer, contact Redball LLC at P.O. Box 159, 140 30th Ave. SE, Benson, Minn. 56215, call 1-877-332-2551, or visit Redball on the Web at www.redballproducts.com.