Droplet size spectra classification categories in aerial application scenarios

Hewitt, A. J. (2008) Droplet size spectra classification categories in aerial application scenarios. Crop Protection, 27 9: 1284-1288. doi:10.1016/j.cropro.2008.03.010

Author Hewitt, A. J.
Title Droplet size spectra classification categories in aerial application scenarios
Journal name Crop Protection   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0261-2194
Publication date 2008-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.cropro.2008.03.010
Volume 27
Issue 9
Start page 1284
End page 1288
Total pages 5
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract A classification of sprays based on droplet size facilitates the description of droplet size requirements on pesticide labels and in regulatory decision-making. The American Society for Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) standard S-572 has become a widely used classification system for sprays. Some pesticide labels in Australia already require certain droplet size spectra to be specified using this standard. The reference categories from very fine to extremely coarse are based on measurements of sprays under ground application conditions. There is a need for equivalent classification categories for aerial application conditions. The present paper describes a wind tunnel atomization study to determine possible candidate sprays which would produce the same droplet size categories as the ASABE S-572 reference categories under aerial application conditions.
Keyword Droplet size classification
Aerial application
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
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Created: Thu, 03 Sep 2009, 09:49:55 EST by Mr Andrew Martlew on behalf of Centre for Pesticide Application and Safety