iDrift, a new versatile tool to compute off-target deposits of spray drift

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The current study describes the development and use of a new expert model iDRIFT to estimate downwind deposits of spray drift for field sprayers. The expert model is presented as a versatile and easy-to-use software tool for both simple and advanced situations. Users can adjust various essential parameters at will, and the model responds instantly without noticeable delay. Adjustable parameters include weather conditions, field conditions, sprayer selection and spray application procedure. The model uses a generic drift function to compute drift data. This function is derived by multiple linear regression analysis from the results of an extensive set of random scenarios computed using the IDEFICS spray drift model. The latter model has been experimentally validated thoroughly. Therefore the iDRIFT model has the potential to become a useful tool for quantifying and evaluating possible spray drift hazards for a wide range of realistic situations in field spraying.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Advances in Pesticide Application, Aspects of Applied Biology 84
EditorsL.S. Alexander, P.I. Carpenter, S.E. Cooper, C.R. Glass, P.G. Andersen, B. Magri, T.H. Robinson, D. Stock, W.A. Taylor, E.W. Thornhill, J.C. Zande
Place of PublicationWarwick, UK
PublisherAssociation of Applied Biologists
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventInternational Advances in Pesticide Application, Cambridge, UK -
Duration: 9 Jan 200811 Jan 2008


ConferenceInternational Advances in Pesticide Application, Cambridge, UK


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