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5.7 Application Techniques for Crop Protection

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

Citation:  Anthonis, Jan, Josse De Baerdemaeker, and Herman Ramon. 2006. Section 5.7 Application Techniques for Crop Protection, pp. 289-294 of Chapter 5 Precision Agriculture, in CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering Volume VI Information Technology. Edited by CIGR--The International Commission of Agricultural Engineering; Volume Editor, Axel Munack. St. Joseph, Michigan, USA: ASABE.  .(doi:10.13031/2013.21682)
Authors:   J. Anthonis, J. De Baerdemaeker, and H. Ramon
Keywords:   Boom stabilization, Automatic adjusting system, PWM nozzle, Sprayer guidance, Spray application, Spray boom

In this section, different issues of spray application are discussed. The first part discusses spray boom motions in the vertical plane and means to automatically adjust the sprayer to the slope of the field. Subsequently the importance of horizontal spray boom motions is highlighted and solutions to reduce these vibrations are suggested. For precision spraying, there is a need to adjust liquid flow and liquid pressure separately; this is also discussed. Finally, information systems for spraying are presented.

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