What is Tankmix?
Tankmix™ is an online service providing information on the mixing of YaraVita™ foliar fertilisers with plant protection products. It is a database of results, containing thousands of individual, two-way or multi-component YaraVita™ tank mix tests with other spray materials.
Each tank mix test is carried out under controlled conditions in our product development laboratories following BS EN ISO 9001:2000 guidelines and represents a fair measure of the performance of each mixture made. Of course, there are many variables in making tank mixes under field conditions that can influence the mixing of any combination made: so Tankmix™ is a test of physical compatibility and answers the question: “Will it spray without blocking the nozzles on the sprayer?”.
There are now in excess of 40,000 physical tank mix test results in Yara’s tank mix database, available to everyone online at
www.tankmix.com. Searches can be made by product name or active ingredient and where a result is not available, a test can be requested using the online request form. If the Yara Pocklington site has a sample of the requested product, a result can often be available within 24 hours.
How it works
First enter the site as a guest, read and accept the contents of the disclaimer and select a country to access the appropriate product range. From here select the YaraVita™ product and the partner spray material either by trade name or active ingredient.
A full list of all laboratory mixtures made involving the two selected products is then generated and the result of these tests can be viewed. If the required combination is not found, and the spray materials are available in our laboratories, a test can usually be made within a few hours.
By registering on to the site, further information is made available (see ’Extra Features’ opposite).
New for Yara - Free Tankmix™ App
A new application for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad is available from the Apple ‘App’ Store called ‘Yara Tankmix’. Tankmix is a database of all physical mixing tests made with YaraVita products and agricultural pesticides.
Search for the word ‘Yara’ in the App store to find it, or click on the iPhone link below. It provides the same functionality as the website www.tankmix.com, but in a more convenient and freely downloadable ‘App’.
Also, available is an ‘App’ for all Android compatible mobile phones, such as Samsung, HTC and LG. Available for free download now by clicking on the Android phone below.
For the Blackberry and other mobile devices, with access to the internet, a mobile web version is available at www.tankmix.com.
Upon launch, the App connects through to Yara’s data server to ensure the latest and up to date information. As with the web site, first you choose the YaraVita™ product you are interested in and then it enables searching for a pesticide by trade name, or by active ingredient, or another Yara product. This displays all the results of the physical tank mixability tests carried out by Yara’s laboratory. This allows planning of product applications in a busy crop spraying season when fast access to results are essential.
Access is freely available to everyone, and allows better planning of spray programmes and spraying opportunities with most of the YaraVita™ range.