Effect of spray application technology on the biological control of aphids in Brussels sprouts

L Bruyneel, D Nuyttens

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    A field trial was carried out to evaluate different application techniques for crop penetration and biological efficacy of aphid control in Brussels sprouts. Six different application techniques were tested at a pressure of 4.0 bar in a field trial in 3 parallels at the Provincial Vegetable Research Centre in Kruishoutem (PCG): a standard ISO 02 flat fan nozzle (at 200 l/ha), an ISO 04 twin air inclusion nozzle (at 800 l/ha), an ISO 03 drift reducing nozzle, an air injection nozzle (Airjet,) droplegs in combination with an ISO 03 drift reducing nozzle and an ISO 03 air inclusion nozzle (all at 400 l/ha). Best biological control of the aphids and spray distribution was found for the twin air inclusion nozzle, the air inclusion nozzle and the airjet-system. These are all drift reducing techniques because of their coarse droplet size spectrum or the effect of air support which makes the droplets faster. Both effects improve crop penetration. No added value was found for the droplegs for this type of spray treatments. Fine droplets, produced by a standard flat fan, did not give good results on biological control or penetration into the crop.
    TitelProceedings 62nd International Symposium on Crop Protection
    Aantal pagina's7
    ISBN van geprinte versie1379-1176
    StatusGepubliceerd - 2010
    Evenement62nd International symposium on Crop Protection (2010) - Gent, België
    Duur: 18-mei-201018-mei-2010

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