Evaluation of spray drift in potatoes using various spray delivery systems


  • R.L. Roten
  • J.C. Ferguson
  • A.J. Hewitt




Spray deposition has previously been studied within a potato canopy In a followup study spray drift was evaluated using three treatments from the previous research plus two treatments encompassing an additional grower standard and a spray drift standard Treatments included (1) an airassisted Gambetti sprayer with fullcone nozzles applying spray at a rate of 400 litres/ha (2) a rotary atomizer spraying system (Proptec) applying spray at a rate of 200 litres/ha (3) a dropleg application spraying above (25) and below canopy (75) at 260 litres/ha (4) a conventional hydraulic nozzle spray boom with Guardian AIRtrade; Twin nozzles applying 200 litres/ha and (5) a conventional hydraulic nozzle spray boom with standard 11003 nozzles at 300 litres/ha Data were normalized per nozzle and application rate (200 litres /ha) With the exception of the Gambetti application results indicated a similar pattern with very low deposition beyond 10 m downwind The Gambetti results showed very low deposition near 0 m and spray cloud reaching 40 m but it is believed that the turbulent airflow from the Gambetti sprayer adversely affected the deposition samplers through a high level of disturbance so more data are necessary for further analysis of this effect




How to Cite

Roten, R.L., J.C. Ferguson, and A.J. Hewitt. “Evaluation of Spray Drift in Potatoes Using Various Spray Delivery Systems”. New Zealand Plant Protection 67 (January 8, 2014): 332–332. Accessed November 29, 2023. https://journal.nzpps.org/index.php/nzpp/article/view/5780.



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