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Developing strategies to reduce spray drift in pneumatic spraying in vineyards: Assessment of the parameters affecting droplet size in pneumatic spraying

Author
Miranda-Fuentes, Antonio; Marucco, Paolo; González, E.; Gil, E.; Grella, M.; Balsari, Paolo
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Science of the total environment
Date of publication
2018-03
Volume
616-617
First page
805
Last page
815
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.10.242 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/113616 Open in new window
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969717329601?via%3Dihub Open in new window
Abstract
Pneumatic sprayers are widely used in vineyards due to their very fine droplet size, which makes the drift risk to become an important problem to be considered. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of the spout diameter at the release point on the spray droplet size and uniformity achieved for different liquid flow rates (LFR) and air flow rates (AFR).A test bench was developed to simulate a real pneumatic sprayer under laboratory conditions, and it was empirically adjusted to match th...
Citation
Miranda-Fuentes, Antonio, Marucco, Paolo, González, E., Gil, E., Grella, M., Balsari, P. Developing strategies to reduce spray drift in pneumatic spraying in vineyards: Assessment of the parameters affecting droplet size in pneumatic spraying. "Science of the total environment", 27 Octubre 2017, vol. 617, núm. 596-597.
Keywords
Droplet homogeneity, Droplet size, Pneumatic spraying, Spray drift, Spray technology
Group of research
UMA - Sustainable Agriculture and Food Quality

Participants

  • Miranda Fuentes, Antonio  (author)
  • Marucco, Paolo  (author)
  • González Sánchez, Emilio J  (author)
  • Gil Moya, Emilio  (author)
  • Grella, Marco  (author)
  • Balsari, Paolo  (author)