Pesticide Drift. II. Mist-Blower vs. Aerial Application of Sprays1

Authors: WARE, G. W.; APPLE, E. J.; CAHILL, W. P.; GERHARDT, P. D.; FROST, K. R.

Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 62, Number 4, August 1969 , pp. 844-846(3)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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This experiment compares insecticidal drift resulting from a mist blower with an aerial application made simultaneously to alfalfa in late afternoon. Beneath target and at all distances downwind the mist blower resulted in greater drift. Target alfalfa had 127 and 111 ppm insecticide, and alfalfa ½ mile downwind had 0.27 and 0.14 ppm from the mist blower and plane, respectively. Glass-plate collections at 165,330, 660, and 1320 feet down-wind were in agreement with alfalfa residues. Total air borne insecticide collected at 165 and 330 feet downwind in ethylene glycol air scrubbers from the mist blower was 6 times that of the aerial application.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1969

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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