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Characterization of air blast sprayers for spraying pesticides in orchards and vineyards

Objective



The performance of air blast sprayers used to treat orchard crops, vines and hops is presently the cause of considerable concern because of the risk of environmental contamination in the application of pesticides. In this project the methods of characterization of such sprayers will be intercompared at six different European institutes. The study is expected to provide manufacturers and government agencies with a consistent body of sound experimental evidence to allow the definition of a method for the specification of sprayers performance that will be later submitted to international standardization committees.

Status:
The work is in progress.

Coordinator

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

Participants (5)

Biologische Bundesanstalt für Land- und Forstwirtschaft
Germany
Address
Messeweg 11-12
38104 Braunschweig
Centre National du Mechinisme Agricole, du Génie Rural, des Eaux et des Forêts (CEMAGREF)
France
Estacion de Mecanica Agricola
Spain
Instituut voor Mechanisatie Arbeid en Gebouwen
Netherlands
Istituto di Meccanica Agraria
Italy