Development of a spray cabin as a precision crop protection technology in pot plant production

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    As an alternative to the predominantly-used handheld equipment in greenhouses such as spray guns, spray boom systems might substantially improve spray application. This study presents a spray cabin prototype to spray ornamental pot plants moving on a conveyor belt. Seven different spray configurations were examined for optimal spray deposition in two crops (azalea and ivy) using mineral chelate tracers. The tests showed that the prototype can satisfactory spray pot plants up to a height of 25 cm. Best spray depositions were found with two flat fan nozzles oriented 35° upward, spraying at 1.0 bar and an application rate
    of 1047 L ha-1. This configuration increased depositions on the underside of the leaves and in the middle canopy compared to the other configurations. The results suggest that spray settings could further be improved and future studies should include bio-efficacy trials to verify the most optimal settings compared to traditionally used applications.
    TaalEngels
    TitelAspects of Applied Biology : International Advances in Pesticide Application
    EditorsP. Balsari, S.E. Cooper, E. Gil, C.R. Glass, W. Jones, B. Magri, P.C.H. Miller, C. Mountford-Smith, D. Nuyttens, T.H. Robinson, D. Stock, W.A. Taylor, J. van de Zande
    Aantal pagina's8
    Volume132
    UitgeverijAssociation of Applied Biologists
    Datum2016
    Pagina's145-152
    ISBN van geprinte versie0265-1491
    StatusGepubliceerd - 2016

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