Development of a Crop Adapted Spray Application (CASA) sprayer for orchards

J.C. van de Zande, G. Doruchowski, P. Balsari, M. Wenneker

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Abstract

In the EU-FP6 ISAFRUIT project a Crop Adapted Spray Application system (CASA) for precision crop protection was developed (Doruchowski et al., 2009). The system ensures efficient and safe spray application in orchards according to actual needs and with respect to the environment. The developed CASA system consist of three sub-systems: Crop Health Sensor (CHS) - identifying the health status of fruit crops to apply chemicals only when necessary; Crop Identification System (CIS) - identifying the tree canopy size and density to apply spray precisely at relevant doses; Environmentally Dependent Application Systems (EDAS) - identifying environmental circumstances and navigating the sprayer to adjust application parameters accordingly so that spray drift is minimised and direct water contamination is avoided.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventAbstract Book AAB Workshop, New Pesticide application Machinery, Marston, UK -
Duration: 21 Oct 2010 → …

Workshop

WorkshopAbstract Book AAB Workshop, New Pesticide application Machinery, Marston, UK
Period21/10/10 → …

Keywords

  • plant protection
  • fruit crops
  • sprays
  • environmental impact
  • precision agriculture
  • spraying equipment
  • orchard sprayers
  • orchards
  • drift

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