Navigation Links
Spray application rate, equipment affect pest management in greenhouse ivy plants
Date:3/31/2010

MERELBEKE, BELGIUMIn Belgium, ornamental plants account for almost 0.46 billion euro in sales, or about 34% of total horticultural production output. For growers, finding ways to control pests in production facilities is more difficult as the availability of authorized plant protection products becomes more regulated. Ninety percent of Belgian growers still use high-pressure spray equipment to apply plant protection products, but a recent survey of ornamental plant growers showed that present-day spray application techniques are unsatisfactory. As more growers implement automated spray boom systems, many questions remain concerning the optimal settings for the equipment. New research now offers some clear recommendations for production greenhouse operators.

Besides the traditional fixed or rolling benches on the floor, Belgian potted plant growers frequently use hanging shelves positioned 2 to 4 meters high in the greenhouse arches. This technique allows growers to make the most of limited greenhouse space. Because these shelves are located above the traditional benches and close to the greenhouse roof, the only currently available and useful equipment for applying plant protection products are spray guns. In most cases, the spray gun is operated from the ground floor and the spray "cloud" has to be targeted from a distance and sprayed from below to the canopy. When spray guns, or "lances", are use to apply pesticides to potted plants grown on hanging shelves, much of the pesticide ends up on the ground; the amount of pesticide retained on the crop depends on the formulation of the pesticide, the volume of spray applied, the type of spray equipment, weather, and other factors.

David Nuyttens of the Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO) and a team of research scientists investigated the effect of spray application technique on the spray deposition in ivy pot plants grown on hanging shelves in greenhouses. The experime
'/>"/>

Contact: Michael W. Neff
mwneff@ashs.org
703-836-4606
American Society for Horticultural Science
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Urine sprays during courtship send mixed messages
2. Boys with urogenital birth defects are 33 percent more common in villages sprayed with DDT
3. You must remember this: Scientists develop nasal spray that improves memory
4. Oil spray reduces greenhouse gas emissions from pig finishing barns
5. Hairspray is linked to common genital birth defect, says study
6. ST Kinetics and NTU set up Southeast Asias first cold spray research center
7. The bombardier beetle, power venom and spray technologies
8. Bear spray a viable alternative to guns for deterring bears, BYU study shows
9. Cells get sprayed
10. Electrospray droplet research yields surprising, practical results
11. Quickly and easily integrate fingerprint biometric features into portable applications with Texas Instruments comprehensive, low cost fingerprint development kit
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Spray application rate, equipment affect pest management in greenhouse ivy plants
(Date:9/19/2014)... from several Harvard University labs in collaboration with ... researchers with the intellectual raw materials needed to ... flexible materials. , With the advent of low-cost ... manufacturing technology, soft robotics is emerging as an ... rigid robot design, but working with pliable materials, ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... University of Oklahoma biology professor will study multifunctional ... leg movements with a National Science Foundation grant ... project. , Ari Berkowitz, professor in the Department ... will focus on the differences between the multifunctional ... what neurotransmitters they use and what connections they ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... are a species which over thousands of years has adapted ... a substance that makes the cold dangerous for you. , ... albidus , and the cold provoking substance, called nonylphenol, comes ... Nonylphenol is suspected of being a endocrine disruptor, but when ... the worm,s ability to protect the cells in its body ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Soft robotics 'toolkit' features everything a robot-maker needs 2Environmental pollutants make worms susceptible to cold 2Environmental pollutants make worms susceptible to cold 3
... BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Extra genomes appear, on average, to offer ... key role in the origin of new species, say scientists ... week,s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . ... acquisition of extra chromosome sets -- was a gateway to ...
... On Monday, August 17th at 1:30PM in Hensill Hall ... the AAAS in San Francisco will get to learn about ... brightest minds in the field. The symposium is called ... to the Public. (Online link: http://www.sou.edu/aaaspd/2009SANFRANCISCO/Symposia09.html#15 ). As ...
... Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered that the ... them far more susceptible to pesticides at some times of ... scientists said, it may be possible to tap into this ... most vulnerable to a specific pesticide, and use that information ...
Cached Biology News:Genome duplication responsible for more plant species than previously thought 2Genome duplication responsible for more plant species than previously thought 3Science communication to take the stage at annual AAAS meeting in San Francisco 2Biological clocks of insects could lead to more effective pest control 2Biological clocks of insects could lead to more effective pest control 3
(Date:9/22/2014)... 2014 FierceBiotech today announced its annual ... companies of 2014. FierceBiotech editors John Carroll and ... year’s winners. Those selected are identified as some ... industry. , "It's always a lot of ... 15 companies," said Carroll. "This year in particular you'll ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... 2014  Spherix Incorporated (SPEX) -- an intellectual property development ... today announced that the United States Patent & Trademark Office ... month of September that is part of a standard essential ... USRE45,121 , Application number: US 13/728,867 , ... 27, 2012 The listed inventors of the ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... HealthTronics, Inc. , a leading ... and services, has signed a distribution agreement through ... for its high precision laser technology. ... mobile, surgical technology—offering more choices for healthcare providers ... will make available Clinicon’s FDA-cleared SureLase™ CO2 Laser ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... to move data would consume much less power ... as chips, transistor counts rise. , Of the ... emitters, modulators, and detectors emitters are the ... optical chips is molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), which has ... atom-thick layer. Other experimental on-chip light emitters have ...
Breaking Biology Technology:FierceBiotech Announces Annual “Fierce 15” Winners of 2014 2Spherix Notified by United States Patent & Trademark Office of New Standard Essential Patent Issued to Spherix 2Spherix Notified by United States Patent & Trademark Office of New Standard Essential Patent Issued to Spherix 3HealthTronics Announces Distribution Agreement with Clinicon-Laser Surgical Device Expands Minimally Invasive, Mobile Technology Portfolio 2HealthTronics Announces Distribution Agreement with Clinicon-Laser Surgical Device Expands Minimally Invasive, Mobile Technology Portfolio 3Toward optical chips 2Toward optical chips 3
... VRML ) announced that on February 22, 2008 it ... indicated the Company is not in,compliance with Marketplace Rule ... $2,500,000 in stockholders, equity; (ii) $35,000,000 in market,value of ... continuing,operations for the most recently completed fiscal year or ...
... SAN DIEGO, Feb. 27 Arena Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (Nasdaq: ... quarter,and full year ended December 31, 2007., Total ... million,compared to $4.7 million in the fourth quarter of ... 2007 were $19.3 million, compared to $30.6,million in the ...
... Feb. 27 DARA BioSciences(TM),(Nasdaq: DARA ) announced ... Board of Directors. Mr. Cochrane was appointed to fill ... and Compensation Committees.,The appointment was effective February 21, 2008., ... Franco, Sr.,commented, "We are pleased that Haywood has joined ...
Cached Biology Technology:Vermillion Receives NASDAQ Notice of Non-Compliance 2Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 2Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 3Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 4Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 5Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 6Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 7Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 8Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 9Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 10Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 11DARA BioSciences, Inc. Announces Appointment of New Director to Board 2
... Kits without ammonium sulfate are compatible with ... as Taq and AmpliThem™™ DNA polymerases. You ... systems in one experiment by adding your ... the PreMixes supplied with the kit. This ...
Special grade: for molecular biology Density: 1.000 g/mL (20 C)...
Matrix for protein MALDI-MS...
... is part of a series of media originally ... Weiss et al. for the large scale propagation ... medium is primarily used for the growth and ... the propagation of viruses in these cell lines. ...
Biology Products: