The International (BCPC) spray classification system including a drift potential factor

E.S.E. Southcombe, P.H.C. Miller, H. Ganzelmeier, J.C. van de Zande, A. Miralles, A.J. Hewitt

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The system for classifying sprays and atomizers used to apply pesticide
products introduced by BCPC in 1985 has been extended. In addition to the
existing categories of spray quality, a new set of categories classifying sprays
by their drift potential, as measured in comparative wind tunnel tests or
comparable procedures, has been introduced. The two components will be
combined to provide a more comprehensive means to describe sprays and
atomizers. Benefits of the classification system are to allow suppliers and
users of pesticide products to match their spraying equipment more closely to
the requirements of biological performance and environmental protection.
The procedures and protocols used to make the measurements of droplet size
spectrums and drift potential will be issued as standards in due course.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of The 1997 Brighton crop protection conference-Weeds, Farnham
Place of PublicationBrighton
Publication statusPublished - 1997
EventThe 1997 Brighton crop protection conference Weeds - Brighton, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Nov 199720 Nov 1997

Publication series

ISSN (Print)0955-1514


ConferenceThe 1997 Brighton crop protection conference Weeds
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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