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Putting the Spray onto the Target – The Development and Demonstration of Vertical Patternators for Fruit Growers
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: 2012 Dallas, Texas, July 29 - August 1, 2012 121336783.(doi:10.13031/2013.41703)
Authors: Andrew J Landers, Paolo Balsari, Emilio Gil
Keywords: Sprayers, application technology, vertical patternator, fruit spraying
Many surveys have shown that on some farms crop sprayers are in poor mechanical condition. Research indicates that in early to mid-season around 55% of the spray aimed at apple trees and grapevines actually hits the target, the remainder falls to the ground or goes off into the air.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)