Optimal Volume Rate Adjustment Tools
These tools recommend a spray water volume taking into account the characteristics of the vegetation and orchard, the pest and the product. The use of these tools will result in a reduction of spray volume respect to the conventionally used by farmers. As a consequence a decrease of the use of pesticides and a more sustainable use of them will be achieved.
CitrusVol is a tool that calculates the optimal volume rate (L/ha) for pesticide applications with airblast sprayers in adult citrus orchards, based on the canopy characteristics, target pest and pesticide.
Spray Drift Reducing Techniques and Tools
The Spray Drift Reducing Techniques and Tools help the farmer understand the factors influencing spraydrift of Plant Protection Products and how mitigation measures can be used to reduce it.
The tools were developed within the European TOPPS-PROWADIS project with the collaboration of experts and scientists from seven Countries. The tools evaluate the risk of spraydrift when treating open field crops, orchards and vineyards according to climatic and operative conditions.
The tool (available in Spanish, Italian, French and English) forecasts the vertical distribution pattern of air-assisted sprayers according to the sprayer settings and to orchards’ characteristics.