DEVELOPMENT OF ELECTROSTATIC PESTICIDE APPLICATORS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9311
Amount: $176,022.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
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
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Eduardo C Escallon
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Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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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.

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