Evaluation of spray deposition in potatoes using various spray delivery systems


  • R.L. Roten
  • A.J. Hewitt
  • M. Ledebuhr
  • H. Thistle
  • R.J. Connell
  • T.M. Wolf
  • S. Sankar
  • S.J.R. Woodward




The tomatopotato psyllid incurs high control costs through intensive spraying and other treatments A field study was conducted in March 2012 in Pukekohe New Zealand to evaluate the pesticide deposition potential of five different spray delivery systems The treatments included a conventional boom a canopy submerged drop sprayer combination a pneumatic electrostatic spraying system an airassisted rotary atomizer and a highvolume airassist boom Each system was calibrated for appropriate spray volume rates between 167 and 400 litres/ha Rhodamine WT fluorescent dye used as a tracer was sampled on folded Kromekote sampling cards oriented flat and horizontally above central to and below the canopy Spray coverage rates were quantified at designated heights adjacent to leaves to assess deposition throughout the potato canopy All treatments that consisted of one or more novel technologies consistently gave higher coverage to the underside of the potato leaves than with the conventional boom




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Roten, R., Hewitt, A., Ledebuhr, M., Thistle, H., Connell, R., Wolf, T., Sankar, S. and Woodward, S. 2013. Evaluation of spray deposition in potatoes using various spray delivery systems. New Zealand Plant Protection. 66, (Jan. 2013), 317–323. DOI:https://doi.org/10.30843/nzpp.2013.66.5706.




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