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This research investigated the drift-intercepting potential of structures surrounding the field borders, like artificial screens and crops, which are not yet a part of the drift mitigation measures for field crop sprayers in Belgium. Drift-interception experiments were performed in the wind tunnel of the International Centre for Eremology (Ghent University, Belgium) with various interception structures: Artificial screens with heights of 0.5, 0.75 and 1 m and screen open areas of 16, 36 and 63%; a row of plastic Christmas trees with heights of 0.5 and 0.75 m; and a potato canopy. The interception structure was positioned at 1 m from the field border. From the results it was found that type of border structure has a pronounced effect on the drift interception, while the height of the border structure had no significant effect.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelProceedings 60th International Symposium on Crop Protection
Aantal pagina's4
Volume73
Publicatiedatum2008
Uitgave4
Pagina's719-722
StatusGepubliceerd - 2008
Event60th International Symposium on Crop Protection (2008) - Gent, België
Duur: 20-mei-200820-mei-2008

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