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Chemical Containers Participates in the SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Trade Show

By Katie Manry | January, 20 2017

CCI with customers at the SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Trade Show
Kane Collins from the Chemical Containers' store in Lyons, GA visits with customers, young and old, at our trade show booth.

The Chemical Containers’ team was proud to take part in the 2017 Southeast Fruit & Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Georgia. The conference took place from January 5th-8th and offered more than 3,300 attendees a wealth of educational opportunities and new equipment displays to help food growers gear up for the spring planting season.

Kane Collins and John Farrell from the Lyons, Georgia Chemical Containers’ store greeted customers and answered questions about the agricultural sprayers and parts on display at our booth. Collins and Farrell were glad to share their insight into how our products can help growers gain efficiencies in how they apply liquid fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides to a wide variety of fruit, vegetable and nut crops.

CCI answering questions at the SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Trade Show
Doug Thompson and Kane Collins answer customer questions in front of our 400 gallon blueberry hoop boom sprayer.

Customers were especially interested in our custom-designed 400 gallon blueberry hoop boom sprayer. This innovative sprayer was designed to better target the areas where plants in fields need certain liquids like fertilizers applied throughout their growth cycle. Visitors were interested in the wide varieties of equipment we offer, including poly tanks, hoses, valves, pumps, nozzles, tips, and injection systems along with Banjo fittings. Whether customers were getting ready to start planting in March or harvest crops like onions in April, our agriculture industry experts were able to advise customers on the unique spraying needs of a variety of plants and their growth cycles.

CCI booth at the SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Trade Show
Chemical Containers' booth showcasing multiple Rears sprayers.

We had a 500 Gallon Stainless Steel Rears Powerblast Sprayer fitted with our patented CC-Eye 8000 tree sense system on display as well. The “Eye” in the CC-Eye 8000 is an infrared sensor system that gives farmers the ability to save on chemicals they apply since the 3 eyes on each side detect the edges of the tree and turn on the appropriate number of nozzles to spray. This way, when the sprayer moves from a large tree to a small tree, there are less nozzles triggered to spray, allowing the proper amount of chemicals to be applied to each tree.

Doug Thompson, one of our customer sales specialists in Florida and South Carolina, was at our booth to help answer customer questions. Thompson enjoyed his time at the show assisting visitors with understanding how our spray equipment can benefit their crop production. “It was a pleasure, as always, to see returning customers and meet new ones,” Thompson said. He also noted that one of the things customers appreciate about Chemical Containers are that we carry such a large stock of liquid handling and spraying equipment. This kind of equipment is often hard for them to find locally where they operate their farm.

Collins enjoyed meeting all the different people at the conference who shared various ideas regarding the best way to grow specialty crops. The varying perspectives from the conference attendees was valuable to the Chemical Containers’ team, enabling us to better understand some of the specific needs of growers throughout the southeast.

In the end, the best part of having an active presence at these events is having the opportunity to meet and learn from the wonderful people who provide the healthiest, best quality produce for all of us. Thank you to everyone who came out! We hope to see you all again at next years’ conference.

To find out more about the custom-built agriculture spraying equipment we featured at this trade show, click here to contact us for a custom design quote.