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:7/23/2014)... July 24, 2014 Pfenex Inc. (NYSE MKT: PFNX) ... 8,333,333 shares of its common stock at a price to ... granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to ... offering price. The shares are expected to begin trading on ... "PFNX". William Blair & Company, L.L.C. ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today ... the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public ... three-year, $700,000 Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grant ... by Native subsistence hunters in subarctic North America ... exposure and to provide culturally-relevant recommendations for mitigation. ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... State University shows that urban "heat islands" are slowly ... factor is that researchers have found warmer temperatures increase ... insect a significant tree pest by 300 ... adult gloomy scales on urban trees. , "We,d been ... scale in cities, and now we know why," says ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Pfenex Inc. Announces Pricing Of Initial Public Offering 2Studying impacts of indoor air pollution on tribal communities 2Studying impacts of indoor air pollution on tribal communities 3Urban heat boosts some pest populations 200-fold, killing red maples 2Urban heat boosts some pest populations 200-fold, killing red maples 3
... lot of variables come into play when selecting a site ... as wildlife needs, species and vegetation uniqueness, and costs to ... of Illinois researchers found that society and the environment ... are closer to people because people are more willing to ...
... Chemists and biologists have successfully demonstrated that specially synthesized ... a move that, they say, is a proof of ... In June 2008, University of Oregon chemist Shih-Yuan ... Chemical Society his lab,s synthesis of boron-nitrogen compounds ...
... Michigan are reporting the development of a powerful new probe ... in aging and disease. The probe works like a GPS ... could lead to new insights into disease processes and identify ... is scheduled for the Sept. 18 issue of ACS ...
Cached Biology News:Research recommends compromise when choosing conservation site 2Research recommends compromise when choosing conservation site 3Research recommends compromise when choosing conservation site 4Boron-based compounds trick a biomedical protein 2
(Date:7/24/2014)... (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Draper ... , is proud to announce that for 6 ... different countries will converge on the Draper University ... an intensive, experiential program focused on entrepreneurship, building ... selective school, currently running its sixth cohort, continues ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... As part of the long-term strategic ... MENA region during 2014 with potential global expansion. , ... with DZS to manage our clinical trials globally and ... of R&D and President of SBI pharmaceuticals MENA, Dr. ... with a focus on utilizing eClinical software and flexible ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... Emirates (UAE) (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 ... recently announced that its biobanking project, Provia ... Ph.D. to its growing Advisory Board. Scott Wolf ... pleased to have Dr. Vaught onboard with Provia’s ever-expanding ... and expertise that Provia’s management team brings to this ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... Physicists Sergei Filippov (MIPT and Russian Quantum Center ... Brno, Czech Republic, and the Institute of Physics ... preserve quantum entanglement of particles passing through an ... long distances. Details are provided in an article ... (see preprint). , Quantum entangled particles are ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Summer Entrepreneurship Program Kicked Off by Draper University in Silicon Valley 2Summer Entrepreneurship Program Kicked Off by Draper University in Silicon Valley 3SBI Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd. Enters into Preferred Provider Agreement with DZS Clinical Services 2Provia Laboratories Adds Dr. Jim Vaught, Ph.D., Former Chief of BBRB, to Advisory Board 2Provia Laboratories Adds Dr. Jim Vaught, Ph.D., Former Chief of BBRB, to Advisory Board 3Provia Laboratories Adds Dr. Jim Vaught, Ph.D., Former Chief of BBRB, to Advisory Board 4Scientists find way to maintain quantum entanglement in amplified signals 2Scientists find way to maintain quantum entanglement in amplified signals 3Scientists find way to maintain quantum entanglement in amplified signals 4
... About 18 months ago, I sat with the product managers at ... were the $99 devices intended to be an entry-level digital organizer ... Shack and Target and wanted a simple product that delivered real ... a quick test drive, I leaned close to the product marketing ...
... Middleton, Wis. Standard Imaging , a Middleton-based ... treatment for cancer cardiology and other applications, has announced ... the assets acquired from the British Columbia-based company are ... with most electronic portal imaging devices (EPIDs). The PIPSpro ...
... The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation is suing ... computer memory chips, for allegedly using a patented technology developed ... in their semiconductors. , ,According to Andy Cohn, spokesman for ... is the same as previous legal actions against Sony ...
Cached Biology Technology:The Palm to "de-Zire" 2The Palm to "de-Zire" 3Standard Imaging acquires Canadian PIPSpro radiation treatment technologies 2WARF sues Samsung over computer chip technology license agreement 2
SHEEP ANTI ESCHERICHIA COLI...
Recombinant Rat Leptin, CF...
2,4,6-Trinitrophenyl hapten is conjugated to Bovine Gamma Globulin (BGG) through lysine by amide bonds....
... • Holds 0.1 mL - 25 mL pipets ... pipets. Also accommodates most standard square or round pipet ... Has four compartments, each 76 mm W x 76 ... x 11 3/8 ins.). Overall dimensions: 89 mm W ...
Biology Products: