TRANSLOCATABLE HERBICIDES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4637
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Rr 2, Box 450, Elwood, IN, 46036
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 Eduardo C. Escallon
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
PRESENT-DAY HERBICIDE SPRAYING OF FIELD ROW CROPS IS VERY INEFFICIENT; OVER 75 PERCENT OF THE HERBICIDE IS WASTED AS OVERSPRAY, WHICH IS COSTLY AND CONTAMINATES THE ENVIRONMENT.THE FEASIBILITY OF EFFICIENTLY APPLYING TRANSLOCATABLE HERBICIDES WITH ELECTROSTATIC SPRAY DEPOSITION TECHNIQUES WILL BE EXAMINED. STUDIES WILL EVALUATE DIFFERENT PARTICLE CHARGING MEANS, INCLUDING INDUCTION CHARGING, CORONA CHARG ING, AND COMBINATIONS THEREOF. SPECIAL EMPHASIS WILL BE PLACED ON STUDYING THE EFFICACY ENHANCEMENT OF HERBICIDES WHICH APPEAR TO WORK BETTER AT HIGHER CONCENTRATIONS.

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