Norac Systems International Inc. announced the release of Hybrid Mode, the new in-crop spraying feature for Norac Spray Height Control systems.

Hybrid Mode is a patent pending technology that will once again raise operator’s expectations of automatic boom height control performance. It enhances boom control while spraying row crops and eliminates the need for the operator to take manual control of the boom while spraying in adverse situations such as lodged, thin and uneven crops.

Spraying in Hybrid Mode increases the amount of time that the boom is at the target spray height, reducing drift and promoting efficient application of herbicides. Having pioneered soil and crop spraying modes, Norac’s Hybrid Mode uses both the soil and the top of crop simultaneously to increase boom stability and reduce boom height error.

“Hybrid Mode has been in development at Norac for a number of years and is made possible through technology built into Norac’s custom-designed ultrasonic sensors. We are excited about the release of Hybrid Mode because it presents the operator with a level of convenience not provided from current boom height controllers on the market.” said Danea Armstrong, vice president - sales, marketing and service for Norac Systems International Inc.

Hybrid Mode will be available on Norac UC5 and soon to be released UC4.5 Spray Height Control systems.