Field Device for Determining Atomization Properties of Agrochemical Tank Mixes

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,500.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
2006-33610-16832
Award Id:
79670
Agency Tracking Number:
2006-00080
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3412 Laguna Avenue, Davis, CA, 95616
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
RussellStocker
Proprietor
(530) 735-6176
rlstocker@earthlink.net
Business Contact:
RussellStocker
(530) 735-6176
rlstocker@earthlink.net
Research Institute:
n/a
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.

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