Driftreductie Munckhof MAS 3 rijen boomgaardspuit : effect van VARIMAS variabele luchtondersteuning en Randrijen instelling

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Abstract

Results of spray drift experiments are presented of the Munckhof MAS 3-row orchard sprayer in comparison with a reference spray technique for fruit crop spraying in The Netherlands. The Munckhof MAS 3-row orchard sprayer was equipped with a 90% drift reducing nozzle (Albuz TVI8001; 7 bar spray pressure), low level of air assistance (400 rpm PTO) and the VARIMAS variable air system and an Edge-Row setting. During the spray drift experiments the downwind outside 24 m of an apple orchard was sprayed at the full leaf stage (BBCH 91/92) using the fluorescent tracer Acid Yellow 250. Spray drift deposition was collected downwind of the sprayed orchard on a mowed grass area up to 25 m distance from the last tree row. Airborne spray drift was measured at 7.5 m distance from the last tree row on a pole at which two lines with collectors were attached at 1 m spacing up to 10 m height. The spray drift experiments showed that spraying an apple orchard at the full leaf stage
(BBCH 91/92) with a Munckhof MAS 3-row orchard sprayer equipped with 90% drift reducing Albuz TVI8001 nozzles (7 bar), low level of air assistance (400 rpm PTO) and VARIMAS-system (last tree row sprayed from both sides) spray drift reduction at 4.5-5.5 m distance from the last tree row was 98.9% in comparison with the reference spray application. Using the VARIMAS-system with EdgeRow-setting the spray drift reduction was 99.5%. Airborne spray drift
reduction at 7.5 m distance from the last tree row averaged over 10 m height was for the Munckhof MAS 3-row orchard sprayer equipped with 90% drift reducing Albuz TVI8001 nozzles (7 bar), low level of air assistance (400 rpm PTO) and VARIMAS-system 98.8% and for the VARIMAS-system with EdgeRow
-setting 98.6%.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherStichting Wageningen Research, Busines Unit Agrosystems
Number of pages37
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018

Publication series

NameRapport WPR
No.759

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