Project presentation: Protecting the Flemish environment against drift the importance of drift-reducing techniques

David Nuyttens, Eva Brusselman, K Imbrechts, W Steurbaut, B Nicolaï, H Ramon, Bart Sonck

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Over the last decade, drift of pesticides caused by spraying has been recognised as a major problem for the environment. Especially for the specific situation in Flanders, there is still a lack of information concerning this topic. That is why the Agricultural Research Centre and the Universities of Leuven and Ghent joined forces in a new project: ‘Protecting the Flemish environment against drift – The importance of drift-reducing techniques’. This project just started in September 2003. Hence, at the moment of writing this paper, no practical results are available. The main objectives of this project are: 1. Obtaining an in-depth scientific insight into drift (vapour and droplet), related to the formulation and spraying technique for boom sprayers for Flemish conditions (soil, climate, small landscape elements, environmental planning, etc.). 2. Developing an application method for the users of plant protection products to apply these products as economically and ecologically as possible. 3. Developing a spray drift model using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and a scenario for the evaluation of new products and drift-reducing techniques. This paper describes briefly the objectives and the proposed materials and methods of this research project funded by the Ministry of the Flemish Community.

Oorspronkelijke taalEngels
TitelInternational Advances in Pesticide Application
EditorsR P Bateman, S E Cooper, J V Cross, C R Glass, T H Robinson, D Stock, W A Taylor, P Walklate, E W Thornhill
Aantal pagina’s8
Plaats productieWarwick, UK
UitgeverijAssociation of Applied Biologists
PublicatiestatusGepubliceerd - 2004
EvenementInternational Advances in Pesticide Application (2004) - University of London, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Duur: 5-jan.-20047-jan.-2004


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