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Field Device for Determining Atomization Properties of Agrochemical Tank Mixes

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
79670
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2006-00080
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ARENA PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT
3412 LAGUNA AVE Davis, CA 95618 4920
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Field Device for Determining Atomization Properties of Agrochemical Tank Mixes
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2006-33610-16832
Award Amount: $79,500.00
 

Abstract:

Spray drift from pesticide applications is a significant issue for U.S. agriculture. Spray drift, and efficacy of agrochemicals, are strongly affected by the droplet size spectra and the physical properties of the spray. Applicators have general guidance on nozzle selection but most reference tables are for water or water+surfactant mixture. Pesticide labels often specify the droplet size with which the product should be applied. The spray mix fluid properties significantly change the droplet size spectra. Applicators need a simple tool in the filed so that they can select or verify the optimal choice of nozzles and other conditions for each unique tank mix they apply.

Principal Investigator:

Russell Stocker
Proprietor
5307356176
rlstocker@earthlink.net

Business Contact:

Russell Stocker
5307356176
rlstocker@earthlink.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARENA Pesticide Management
3412 Laguna Avenue Davis, CA 95616

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