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Experimental study of factors influencing the risk of drift from field sprayers Part 2: Spray application technique.

D. Nuyttens, Mieke De Schampheleire UGent, Walter Steurbaut UGent, K. Baetens, P. Verboven, B. Nicolai, H. Ramon and B. Sonck (2006) Aspects of Applied Biology. 77(2). p.331-339
abstract
Recently, spray drift and its effects have become an important aspect of risk assessment in the registration process of pesticides in Belgium. In this regulation, drift reducing spray application techniques can be used to reduce buffer zones. The purpose of this research is to measure and compare the amount of drift sediment for different spray application techniques under field conditions. A drift prediction equation for the reference spraying was used to compare other spraying techniques with the reference spraying, under different weather conditions. Drift measurements were performed for several combinations of nozzle type (flat fan, low-drift, air injection) and size (ISO 02, 03, 04 and 06), spray pressure (2, 3 and 4 bar), driving speed (4, 6, 8 and 10 km.h-1) and spray boom height (0.3, 0.5 and 0.75 m). Nozzle type as well as spray pressure, driving speed and spray boom height, have an important effect on the amount of spray drift. Larger nozzle sizes, lower spray pressures and driving speeds and lower spray boom heights generally reduce spray drift. Concerning nozzle types, air injection nozzles have the highest drift reduction potential followed by the low-drift nozzles and the standard flat fan nozzles.
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journal title
Aspects of Applied Biology
Asp. appl. biol
volume
77
issue
2
pages
331 - 339
ISSN
0265-1491
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A2
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703962
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-703962
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2009-06-18 13:52:58
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  abstract     = {Recently, spray drift and its effects have become an important aspect of risk assessment in the registration process of pesticides in Belgium. In this regulation, drift reducing spray application techniques can be used to reduce buffer zones. The purpose of this research is to measure and compare the amount of drift sediment for different spray application techniques under field conditions. A drift prediction equation for the reference spraying was used to compare other spraying techniques with the reference spraying, under different weather conditions. Drift measurements were performed for several combinations of nozzle type (flat fan, low-drift, air injection) and size (ISO 02, 03, 04 and 06), spray pressure (2, 3 and 4 bar), driving speed (4, 6, 8 and 10 km.h-1) and spray boom height (0.3, 0.5 and  0.75 m). Nozzle type as well as spray pressure, driving speed and spray boom height, have an important effect on the amount of spray drift. Larger nozzle sizes, lower spray pressures and driving speeds and lower spray boom heights generally reduce spray drift. Concerning nozzle types, air injection nozzles have the highest drift reduction potential followed by the low-drift nozzles and the standard flat fan nozzles.},
  author       = {Nuyttens, D. and De Schampheleire, Mieke and Steurbaut, Walter and Baetens, K. and Verboven, P. and Nicolai, B. and Ramon, H. and Sonck, B.},
  issn         = {0265-1491},
  journal      = {Aspects of Applied Biology},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {331--339},
  title        = {Experimental study of factors influencing the risk of drift from field sprayers Part 2: Spray application technique.},
  volume       = {77},
  year         = {2006},
}

Chicago
Nuyttens, D., Mieke De Schampheleire, Walter Steurbaut, K. Baetens, P. Verboven, B. Nicolai, H. Ramon, and B. Sonck. 2006. “Experimental Study of Factors Influencing the Risk of Drift from Field Sprayers Part 2: Spray Application Technique.” Aspects of Applied Biology 77 (2): 331–339.
APA
Nuyttens, D., De Schampheleire, M., Steurbaut, W., Baetens, K., Verboven, P., Nicolai, B., Ramon, H., et al. (2006). Experimental study of factors influencing the risk of drift from field sprayers Part 2: Spray application technique. Aspects of Applied Biology, 77(2), 331–339.
Vancouver
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Nuyttens D, De Schampheleire M, Steurbaut W, Baetens K, Verboven P, Nicolai B, et al. Experimental study of factors influencing the risk of drift from field sprayers Part 2: Spray application technique. Aspects of Applied Biology. 2006;77(2):331–9.
MLA
Nuyttens, D., Mieke De Schampheleire, Walter Steurbaut, et al. “Experimental Study of Factors Influencing the Risk of Drift from Field Sprayers Part 2: Spray Application Technique.” Aspects of Applied Biology 77.2 (2006): 331–339. Print.