TRANSLOCATABLE HERBICIDES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
4637
Agency Tracking Number:
4637
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Rr 2, Box 450, Elwood, IN, 46036
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Eduardo C. Escallon
() -
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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