Foamstream vs. Alternatives - Weedingtech

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The environmental and business case for using herbicide-free methods of weed control has never been stronger.

 

With many alternative methods available, deciding which is the most appropriate for your business can be a challenge.
The information below helps to outline the alternatives and how Foamstream compares with them.

Foamstream vs. hot water - how both solutions work when applied to the plant.

Foamstream typically maintains kill zone temperatures for 6x longer than other alternatives.

Foamstream's annual treatment cycles compared with other alternative solutions.

There are many methods of alternative weed control, and each have their own limitations.

Manual weeding – This method is time consuming and costly, and is very labour intensive to the operator. A Foamstream operator can cover ground at a much quicker rate than manual weeding, meaning that overall big savings can be made on labour costs.

 

Strimming – otherwise known as weed whacking, this is ineffective as a long term option. This is due to disturbing the seedbed and spreading seeds and spores, increasing overall weed coverage and causing rapid weed growth over a wider area. This means that there needs to be a higher amount of treatments per year, ending up being more costly.

 

Hot water –The downfall of this method of weed control is that when the hot water is applied to the plant, the atmosphere impacts the temperature of the hot water, causing rapid heat loss. This is evident by the visible steam which occurs when treating with hot water. The loss of heat means that the plant isn’t kept in the kill zone for an extended period of time. As a result regrowth occurs sooner, contributing to a higher treatment rate over the course of the season.

 

Burning – This type of weed control is weather dependent and restricting as to when and where it can be used. The main concern surrounding the use of flame weeding is health and safety: due to the naked flame, there is a risk of fire. Plants with oily and waxy surfaces can be prone to catching fire and then spreading causing damage to the surrounding areas. In the worst case scenario, it can cause harm to the user or animals in the area.

Foamstream Compared With Other Methods

FOAMSTREAM

OTHER METHODS

FOAMSTREAM

OTHER METHODS



Lowest number of treatment cycles

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and is comparable to that of glyphosate.

FOAMSTREAM

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.

OTHER METHODS

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.

Low pressure system

As a low-pressure system, Foamstream can be used to effectively treat delicate and porous surfaces such as historical monuments.

FOAMSTREAM

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.

OTHER METHODS

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.


Suitable for use in all weathers

Due to Foamstream’s foam blanket, it can be used effectively in all weather – reducing costly labour downtime.

FOAMSTREAM

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.

OTHER METHODS

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.

Sterlises seeds and spores

The Foamstream blanket covers any surrounding seeds and spores, sterilising them and reducing future regrowth.

FOAMSTREAM

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.

OTHER METHODS

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.


Suitable for use on all surfaces

Foamstream can be used on a multitude of hard, soft, porous and artificial surfaces.

FOAMSTREAM

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.

OTHER METHODS

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.

Suitable for use in all weathers

Due to Foamstream’s foam blanket, it can be used effectively in all weather – reducing costly labour downtime.

FOAMSTREAM

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.

OTHER METHODS

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.


Can be used in dry areas

Unlike electricity there is no danger of fire risk when using Foamstream on dry weeds or unwanted vegetation

FOAMSTREAM

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.

OTHER METHODS

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.

No need for protective clothing or on-going certification

Due to Foamstream’s safe credentials, operators don’t need costly protective clothing or on-going certification to use our systems.

FOAMSTREAM

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.

OTHER METHODS

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.


Controls moss and algae

With one treatment per year, Foamstream controls unwanted moss and algae and is more effective at treating it than glyphosate.

FOAMSTREAM

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.

OTHER METHODS

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.

Easily see where you have treated

With the visible foam blanket, operators can clearly see where they have treated ensuring they don’t waste time and money treating the same place twice.

FOAMSTREAM

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.

OTHER METHODS

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.


Instant results

Foamstream’s results are instantly visible, so that operators know when the plant has been sufficiently treated.

FOAMSTREAM

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.

OTHER METHODS

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.

Safe and sustainable

Environmentally friendly and safe for use around people, animals and delicate ecosystems including waterways.

FOAMSTREAM

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.

OTHER METHODS

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.


Herbicide-free

An alternative solution to use instead of traditional herbicides.

FOAMSTREAM

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.

OTHER METHODS

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.

Lowest cost of ownership

With the fewest treatment cycles, all weather use and machine multi-functionality, Foamstream offers customers the lowest cost of ownership over any alternative solution.

FOAMSTREAM

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.

OTHER METHODS

Foamstream requires fewer treatment cycles than any other alternative solution on the market and are comparable to those of glyphosate.

An example of Foamstream's effectiveness

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before foamstream used on weedsafter foamstream used on weeds
Before After

Factsheets

Foamstream vs Traditional Methods Factsheet
User Manual - Foamstream L12
Foamstream vs Steam Factsheet
6-month Foamstream vineyard trial with French Chamber of Agriculture
Foamstream's Year-Round Functionality
Foamstream M1200 Spec Sheet
Foamstream M600 Spec Sheet Toro
Foamstream vs Hot Water Factsheet

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