TITLE

Drift and deposition of ultra-low altitude and low volume application in paddy field

AUTHOR(S)
Xue Xinyu; Tu Kang; Qin Weicai; Yubin Lan; Huihui Zhang
PUB. DATE
August 2014
SOURCE
International Journal of Agricultural & Biological Engineering;Aug2014, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Field trials were performed to evaluate various techniques for measuring spray deposition and aerial drift during spray application to paddy field. The application of a spraying agent containing the fluorescent dye Rhodamine-B was applied by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) which flew at a height of 5 m, a speed of 3 m/s, and the wind speed of 3 m/s. The results showed that because the downdraft produced by a helicopter rotor increased the penetrability of crops, there is a higher deposition on the upper layer and the under layer than the traditional spraying. The average deposition on the upper layer accounts for 28% of the total spraying ,the deposition on the under layer accounts for 26% of the total spraying. The deposition on the under layer takes up 92.8% of the deposition on the upper layer. Droplets drift data showed that the drift of non-target area took up 12.9% of the total liquid spray. The 90% drifting droplets were located within a range of 8 m of the target area; the drift quantity was almost zero at a distance of 50 m away from the treated area.
ACCESSION #
97769575

 

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