Spray drift management under changing operational requirements

Posted on 26.06.2019 | Last Modified 26.06.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Hubert Landry
Institution: Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute
Total WGRF Funding: $30,693
Co-Funders: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Alberta Pulse Growers Commission, Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers, Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association, Saskatchewan Pulse Growers
Start Date: 2018
Project Length: 5 Years

1) Develop multiphase computational fluid dynamics models to simulate spray drift. 2) Quantify pesticide drift from a high-clearance self-propelled sprayer as a function of (i) travel speed, (ii) spray quality, (iii) boom movement. 3.) Identify the physiological response of selected crops to simulated herbicide drift.