Start Date

20-11-1996 12:00 AM

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When applying pesticides there is always a chance some will escape from the target area. Inefficient application has long been an issue facing the pesticide application industry. Drift is of concern because it removes the chemical from the intended target making it less effective and the chemical is deposited where it is not needed and often not wanted. The second concern is generally the most critical because the pesticide becomes an environmental pollutant in the off-target area. Off-target deposits can injure susceptible vegetation, damage wildlife, and contaminate water supplies. Costly problems can result when carelessly applied pesticides, especially herbicides drift and cause damage to economically or aesthetically important crops.

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Nov 20th, 12:00 AM

New Designs in Pesticide Application Equipment for More Efficient Control and Reduced Drift

When applying pesticides there is always a chance some will escape from the target area. Inefficient application has long been an issue facing the pesticide application industry. Drift is of concern because it removes the chemical from the intended target making it less effective and the chemical is deposited where it is not needed and often not wanted. The second concern is generally the most critical because the pesticide becomes an environmental pollutant in the off-target area. Off-target deposits can injure susceptible vegetation, damage wildlife, and contaminate water supplies. Costly problems can result when carelessly applied pesticides, especially herbicides drift and cause damage to economically or aesthetically important crops.