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Sugarcane boomspray diagnostics using a portable patternator

Blair, A., Robertson, J. and Gonzalez, D. (2021) Sugarcane boomspray diagnostics using a portable patternator. In: 42nd Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists Conference 2021, ASSCT 2021, 20-23 April 2021, Bundaberg West, Qld..

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Abstract

Homogeneity of liquid distribution across the entire sprayer boom is one of the most important factors affecting the efficacy of chemical treatments for crop protection. However, this can be easily ignored and have serious repercussions, such as minimizing control and maximizing costs and environmental harm. With increasing pressure on sugarcane producers to remain economically viable and increase their environmental stewardship by improving their chemical application, correctly operating sprayers are essential. This paper highlights the use of a portable horizontal patternator as a tool for on farm testing of herbicide application and outflow consistency over boom width.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Business groups:Crop and Food Science
Keywords:Boomspray diagnostic Calibration Nozzle testing Patternator Sprayer testing Engineers Chemical applications Chemical treatments Crop protection Economically viable Environmental stewardship Herbicide application Liquid distribution Sugar cane
Subjects:Science > Invasive Species > Plants > Effect of herbicides
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural chemistry. Agricultural chemicals
Plant culture > Field crops > Sugar plants
Plant pests and diseases
Deposited On:20 Dec 2021 06:44
Last Modified:20 Dec 2021 06:44

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