Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Campus Units

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2015

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Pesticide Safety Education

Volume

17

Issue

1

First Page

15

Last Page

24

Research Focus Area(s)

Advanced Machinery Engineering and Manufacturing Systems

Abstract

Six independent tests were conducted to evaluate the accuracy of the SpotOnTM Sprayer Calibrator, a digital flow meter produced by Innoquest. The results are presented in this article. The authors also discuss the pros and cons of using this device to measure flow rate and explain how it may be used in educational programs. Tests confirmed that the SpotOn™ Sprayer Calibrator measures nozzle flow rate accurately, quickly, and easily. Pesticide safety educators can use this device to demonstrate the factors involved in nozzle flow rate, identify worn nozzles, and calculate a system’s application rate.

Comments

This article is published as Wolf, Robert E., Patricia A. Hipkins, Scott M. Bretthauer, Robert D. Grisso, H. Mark Hanna, Randal K. Taylor, and James A. Wilson. "The SpotOnTM Sprayer Calibrator, a Digital Flow Meter: Accuracy Evaluation and Use in Pesticide Safety Education Programs." Journal of Pesticide Safety Education 17 (2015): 15-24. Posted with permission.

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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