A new pest management research facility Scions largescale precision track sprayer

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  • S.F. Gous
  • T.M. Withers
  • A.J. Hewitt

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https://doi.org/10.30843/nzpp.2014.67.5724

Abstract

A new large scale precision track sprayer has been developed and evaluated for spray deposition and pesticide application research under controlled conditions The spray room is fitted with a 4 m wide electrically driven boom suspended 4 m above ground running on a 12 m long Ibeam It is fitted with 9 independently controlled shut off valves and nozzles Sprays can be applied to live plant canopies up to 3 m tall within a 2 m times; 3 m sample area The number location and type of nozzle on the boom can be altered as can spray liquid pressure and boom speed in order to simulate a wide range of spray application scenarios Calibration of the largescale precision track sprayer has been undertaken for a range of droplet spectra from extremely coarse to very fine This paper documents the calibration results and discusses the potential use of this facility for pesticide application research

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2014-01-08

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Gous, S.F., T.M. Withers, and A.J. Hewitt. “A New Pest Management Research Facility Scions Largescale Precision Track Sprayer”. New Zealand Plant Protection 67 (January 8, 2014): 267–273. Accessed October 17, 2021. https://journal.nzpps.org/index.php/nzpp/article/view/5724.

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