In an effort to limit operator exposure to chemical nasties before regulations have them banned, Bayer has come up with its Easy Flow closed transfer system. A clever connector is screwed onto the neck of the container, piercing the foil in the process. The can is then inverted onto the filling station, which can be mounted on the sprayer, bowser or simply kept at the chemical store and coupled up when required. With Easy Flow in place, the operator can dispense a measured amount, rinse the whole rig and disconnect the can, all without coming anywhere close to the product. Bayer has placed 80 units out for evaluation this season on farms around the country and expects that, when the system finally comes to market, it will retail for around £600. Distribution will be through Billericay Farm Services.