Start Date

2-12-1999 12:00 AM

Description

Avoiding excessive spray drift is a key objective for applicators. With increasing acreage planted to herbicide-resistant crops and a shift to more postemergence spraying, the potential for off-target plant damage has increased in recent years. Off-site damage is often readily apparent in adjacent farmland and rural acreages. As increased emphasis is placed on drift-reduction, nozzle manufacturers have responded with new nozzle types designed to lower drift potential and accommodate new application technologies. Precision agriculture and site-specific farming have added additional demands for nozzles than can accommodate a wider pressure operating range.

Share

COinS
 
Dec 2nd, 12:00 AM

Sprayer Nozzle Selection for Pesticide Performance and Drift Reduction

Avoiding excessive spray drift is a key objective for applicators. With increasing acreage planted to herbicide-resistant crops and a shift to more postemergence spraying, the potential for off-target plant damage has increased in recent years. Off-site damage is often readily apparent in adjacent farmland and rural acreages. As increased emphasis is placed on drift-reduction, nozzle manufacturers have responded with new nozzle types designed to lower drift potential and accommodate new application technologies. Precision agriculture and site-specific farming have added additional demands for nozzles than can accommodate a wider pressure operating range.

 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.