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In the history of pesticide drift measuring techniques, different tracers and a lot of different collection techniques have been used. At the start of a new Flemish project 'Protecting the Flemish environment against drift - The importance of drift-reducing techniques', wind tunnel tests have been executed to select the most efficient tracer and collection technique. As tracer types a fluorescent tracer Renaissance W15, 2 different chelates, a NaCl-solution and a fungicide Tolylfluanide were used. 2 different collection techniques were tested: drains incorporated in the wind tunnel floor filled with filter paper and filled with cloths. The recovery of the different tracers combined with the 2 collection materials was calculated. The advantages and disadvantages of the tracers and collection materials are enumerated in this article.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings Environmentally Friendly Spray Application Techniques
Number of pages9
Volume4
Publication date2005
Edition1
Pages303-311
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventEnvironmentally Friendly Spray Application Techniques - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 4-Oct-20046-Oct-2004

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