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dc.contributor.authorGarcerá, Cruz
dc.contributor.authorMoltó, Enrique
dc.contributor.authorIzquierdo, Héctor
dc.contributor.authorBalsari, Paolo
dc.contributor.authorMarucco, Paolo
dc.contributor.authorGrella, Marco
dc.contributor.authorGioelli, Fabrizio
dc.contributor.authorChueca, Patricia
dc.date.issued2022es
dc.identifier.citationGarcera, C., Moltó, E., Izquierdo, H., Balsari, P., Marucco, P., Grella, M. et al. (2022). Effect of the Airblast Settings on the Vertical Spray Profile: Implementation on an On-Line Decision Aid for Citrus Treatments. Agronomy, 12(6), 1462.es
dc.identifier.issn2073-4395
dc.description.abstractAirblast sprayers are widely used for the application of plant protection products (PPP) in citrus. Adaptation of the vertical distribution of the spray cloud to the canopy (density, shape and size), is essential to deposit an adequate amount of PPP on the target and to reduce losses (drift, runoff). Vertical spray profiles of three air-assisted axial fan hydraulic sprayers with different configurations and settings were obtained to evaluate the effect of these settings on the vertical spray profile. From the analysis of the empirical results, the impact of operational settings (nozzle, air volume and flow rate) on treatment efficiency is assessed. The empirical database generated in this work has been employed to feed the Citrus VESPA model, a highly intuitive, web-based decision aid tool that helps farmers to easily estimate the vertical spray profiles generated by their particular sprayers and settings and how these influence deposition and potential drift. The tool can also be used to determine the effect and importance of adequately selecting, orienting and opening/closing nozzles and optimizing volume application rate and fan speed, in order to adjust the application to the actual vegetation, with the aim of saving resources and reducing risks to humans and the environment.es
dc.language.isoenes
dc.publisherMDPIes
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/*
dc.subjectAxial-fan sprayeres
dc.subjectPesticide treatmentses
dc.subjectPhytosanitary application efficiencyes
dc.subjectvertical test benches
dc.subjectAirflow speedes
dc.subjectSpray volume ratees
dc.subjectNozzle typees
dc.subjectPlant protection products (PPP)es
dc.titleEffect of the Airblast Settings on the Vertical Spray Profile: Implementation on an On-Line Decision Aid for Citrus Treatmentses
dc.typearticlees
dc.twitterfalseen
dc.authorAddresschueca_pat@gva.eses
dc.entidadIVIACentro de Agroingenieríaes
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/agronomy12061462es
dc.identifier.urlhttps://www.mdpi.com/2073-4395/12/6/1462/htmes
dc.journal.issueNumber6es
dc.journal.titleAgronomyes
dc.journal.volumeNumber12es
dc.page.final1462es
dc.page.initial1462es
dc.relation.projectIDThis research was funded by IVIA (internal projects number 51918 and 52204C) and by the contribution of the PERFECT LIFE project (Pesticide Reduction using Friendly and Environmentally Controlled Technologies; ref. LIFE17/ENV/ES/000205) through the LIFE financial instrument cofinanced by the European Fund for Rural Development (ERDF).es
dc.relation.projectIDH. I. is the beneficiary of a scholarship co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF).es
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccesses
dc.source.typeelectronicoes
dc.subject.agrisN20 Agricultural machinery and equipmentes
dc.subject.agrisH10 Pests of plantses
dc.subject.agrisH20 Plant diseaseses
dc.subject.agrisU10 Mathematical and statistical methodses
dc.subject.agrisN01 Agricultural engineeringes
dc.subject.agrisT01 Pollutiones
dc.subject.agrisP01 Nature conservation and land resourceses
dc.subject.agrovocCitruses
dc.subject.agrovocPlant protectiones
dc.subject.agrovocDecision support toolses
dc.subject.agrovocEnvironmental contaminationes
dc.type.hasVersionpublishedVersiones


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