The reduction of the emission of plant protection products (PPP) to the environment is an important issue when applying agrochemicals in fruit growing in the Netherlands. In the last years several strategies and innovations have been developed in order to come to a practical spray application solution that results in a reduction in spray drift, reduction in total amount of plant protection products used, together with an efficacy at the same or an increased level as of conventional orchard spraying. The innovations consisted of combining sensor signals, decision algorithms, and actuators in the integrated automated spray technology. The advances of canopy density based spraying in pear was foreseen at the points of: no spraying where gaps were detected in the crop foliage; reduced spraying when minimal crop foliage was present, optimal spraying where large amounts of crop foliage was present.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Integrated Fruit Production at Kusadasi (Turkey), 07 – 12 October, 2012|
|Editors||C. Ioratti, F. Altindisli, J. Borve, L. Escudero-Colomar, A. Lucchi, F. Molinari|
|Place of Publication||Kusadasi, Turkey|
|Publisher||International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control_ Working Group "Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops"|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||Integrated protection of fruit crops, Kudasi, Turkey - |
Duration: 7 Oct 2012 → 12 Oct 2012
|Conference||Integrated protection of fruit crops, Kudasi, Turkey|
|Period||7/10/12 → 12/10/12|
Wenneker, M., Nieuwenhuizen, A. T., & van de Zande, J. C. (2013). Innovations in orchard spraying: sensor guided precision sprayers. In C. Ioratti, F. Altindisli, J. Borve, L. Escudero-Colomar, A. Lucchi, & F. Molinari (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Integrated Fruit Production at Kusadasi (Turkey), 07 – 12 October, 2012 (Vol. 91, pp. 477-481). Kusadasi, Turkey: International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control_ Working Group "Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops".