DEVELOPMENT OF ELECTROSTATIC PESTICIDE APPLICATORS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$176,022.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
9311
Agency Tracking Number:
9311
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:
Eduardo C Escallon
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
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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