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Air induction nozzles: interaction of spray liquid with nozzle design and effects on drift, penetration & retention. - LK0911

The aims of the project were:

• To provide a scientific basis for the development of air induction nozzles
• To provide a framework of guidelines for their on-farm use.

The specific scientific objectives that were addressed:

1. To establish the range of spray characteristics that can be produced by air-induction nozzles for different spray liquids;
2. To define how these characteristics influence spray drift, canopy penetration and target retention;
3. To identify the optimal approach for the use of air induction nozzles in practice;
4. To disseminate the results to maximise the ability of farmers to use these nozzles effectively, nozzle manufacturers to improve nozzle design and the agrochemical industry to provide appropriate recommendations.
Project Documents
• Abstract : LK0911 Air Induction Nozzles: Interaction of spray liquid with nozzle design and effects on drift, crop penetration and retention Abstract   (9k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1999

To: 2001

Cost: £198,997
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Silsoe Research Institute (BBSRC)
Arable Farming              
LINK Programme              
Sustainable Farming and Food              
Fields of Study
Pesticide Safety