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Predicting Spray Drift from Backpack and UTV Spraying  Open Access

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

Citation:  Transactions of the ASABE. 61(5): 1559-1564. (doi: 10.13031/trans.12787) @2018
Authors:   Milton E. Teske, Harold W. Thistle, Gary J. Kees
Keywords:   AGDISP, Backpack, Drift, Model, Utility vehicle (UTV).

Abstract. This article summarizes the development and predictions of a Lagrangian-based computer model applied to recent field data on backpack and utility vehicle spraying. Model agreement with data supports the usefulness of the model for the tested conditions, and provides the USDA Forest Service and other agencies with a simple-to-use numerical tool to estimate spray drift from similar single-nozzle applications.

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