Spraying is felt to entail risks from residues and harm to wildlife yet is vital as adjunct to crop production for mass markets. Costs of chemicals have killed farming margins whilst residue removal is a burden on potable water supplies. SPRAY halves drift with standard drops and sustain standard drift with halved drops, suggesting 1/8th volume should suffice with acceptable drift subject to satisfactory penetration. Organic options alone won't suffice as solution, so SPRAY offers an EC (O) LEAN 3rd way to shelf produce from cleaner practices, plus savings in chemical costs which account for upwards 1/3rd produce price paid to arable farmers. Evaluations are needed in crop canopies, scooping to biological assessments meeting sector protocols. Licensed by IPR- holding SME SPLAT Coordinator, SPRAY systems will be made by one SME Propose for evaluation by another and by other producers in the farming sector dominantly serviced by Sees for benefits also from increased application flexibility. The deliverable will be verified spraying systems with proven ruggedisation in field uses.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards
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