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CURRENT PROGRESS IN DEVELOPING A FIXED-SPRAY APPLICATION SYTEM FOR HIGH-DENSITY PLANTINGS
 

Summary: CURRENT PROGRESS IN DEVELOPING A FIXED-SPRAY APPLICATION SYTEM FOR
HIGH-DENSITY PLANTINGS
2005
Arthur M. Agnello
and
Andrew J. Landers
Dept. of Entomology
New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, NY 14456
The application of pesticides to fruit throughout the Northeastern US, as in the rest of the
world, gives rise to concern, primarily due to inaccurate application, which often results in high
residues and environmental pollution. Inaccuracy, due to over/under application, may result in
high levels of disease or insect activity. Air and water pollution is a major concern due to
pesticide drift. There is also a growing concern for food safety and accountability among
consumers who purchase fruit. Surveys of fruit growers of New York, based upon stakeholder
input, show that evaluation of sprayers, sprayer management and fruit coverage issues are a
research priority in tree fruits and apples in particular. Priorities developed by members of the
Northeastern IPM Fruit Working Group include sprayer and pesticide application resources
(evaluations, calibration, best use patterns, etc.).
Direct injection sprayers have been developed by many researchers for boom sprayers in
conventional field crops, but only one paper, Tennes et al. (1976) has been published in their

  

Source: Agnello, Arthur M. - Department of Entomology, Cornell University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine