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Optimization Of Plant Protection Treatment In a Vineyard

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Paper number  021097,  2002 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.10375) @2002
Authors:   G.Giametta, F.Giametta, G.Caracciolo
Keywords:   Calibration, sprayers, vineyard, leaf deposits, chemical, distribution, absorbing wall

The calibration of chemical sprayers is of great topicality for the different sectors of agronomy. In particular, from the mechanical point of view the objective of calibration is to find a right balance between machines and plants, i.e. attaining a good calibration of the machine through the geometric study of the target plant to avoid the well known-problems of environment pollution and safeguard the health of the operators.

In this perspective the Section of Mechanics of DiSTAfa of Reggio Calabria carried out calibration tests on a sprayer in a typical vineyard located on the Thyrrenian coast of the province of Reggio Calabria. A colorimetric technique was used to analyze leaf deposits, whereas distribution profiles were analyzed by a HOLDER-type absorbing wall.

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