The adoption of drift reducing technologies over the past decade can be singled out as the dominant culture change among sprayer operators. This has been dominated by the low drift nozzle and the air inclusion nozzle in particular as a means of combating the risk of off target movement and fear of complaint. They have been cited as offering more spray days thereby improving application timing and field efficiency through their ability to deliver large droplets at reduced volumes when compared to traditional nozzles. But at what cost?
Pesticides designed to tackle a small target at an early growth stage now have to rise to the challenge of being applied under conditions very different from their ideal and where the margin for error is minimal.
The development of pesticide formulations sufficiently robust to cope with applications under these conditions has been a goal for most agrochemical companies in the intervening period.
Are operators satisfied with the results they get? Are applications being delayed to present a larger target? Are opportunities to optimise dose rates being missed? Is downward air assistance a more reliable option?
This one day workshop will involve both invited and offered papers as platform presentation together with a poster session. All sectors of the agronomy, advisory, nozzle and chemical manufacturing industries.
Registration fees, which includes attendance at the conference, coffee, lunch tea, a copy of the Abstracts of papers presented at the conference, and VAT, are as follows:
AAB Members £65.00; AAB Retired Members £50.00; AAB Students: £40.00
Non-members £115.00; Student non-members £65.00.
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