A new pest management research facility Scions largescale precision track sprayer


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




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




How to Cite

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 December 3, 2022. https://journal.nzpps.org/index.php/nzpp/article/view/5724.




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