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DEVELOPMENT OF ELECTROSTATIC PESTICIDE APPLICATORS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
9311
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9311
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Terronics Development Corp.
Rr 2 Box 450 Elwood, IN 46036
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF ELECTROSTATIC PESTICIDE APPLICATORS
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $176,022.00
 

Abstract:

PRESENT DAY HERBICIDE SPRAYING OF FIELD ROW CROPS IS VERY INEFFICIENT; OVER 75% OF THE HERBICIDE IS WASTED AS OVER- SPRAY, WHICH IS COSTLY AND CONTAMINATES THE ENVIRONMENT. THEFEASIBILITY OF EFFICIENTLY APPLYING TRANSLOCATABLE HERBICIDEWITH ELECTROSTATIC SPRAY DEPOSITION TECHNIQUES WILL BE EX- AMINED. STUDIES WILL EVALUATE DIFFERENT PARTICLE CHARGING MEANS, INCLUDING INDUCTION CHARGING, CORONA CHARGING, AND COMBINATIONS THEREOF. SPECIAL EMPHASIS WILL BE PLACED ON STUDYING THE EFFICACY ENHANCEMENT OF HERBICIDES WHICH AP- PEAR TO WORK BETTER AT HIGHER CONCENTRATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Eduardo C Escallon
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Terronics Development Corp.
Rr 2 Box 450 Elwood, IN 46036

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No