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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

Citation:  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.

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