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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Aerial Application Technology Research
Hoffmann, Wesley - Clint
Research Agricultural Engineer
clint.hoffmann@ars.usda.gov
(979)260-9354
USDA, ARS, SPARC, AATRU
3103 F&B ROAD
College Station TX 77845

Mission:
The mission of the Aerial Application Technology Research Unit is to develop and implement new and improved aerial application technologies for safe, efficient, and sustainable crop production and protection. Research focuses on optimizing aerial spray technologies for on-target deposition and drift mitigation; characterizing the effects of spray systems and formulations on droplet size; enhancing spray swath deposition and uniformity; developing criteria for efficient operation and selection of aerial spray systems; developing geospatial data processing and analysis methods for crop condition assessment and pest management; developing variable-rate application methods for plant growth regulators and defoliants based on physiological conditions; and developing precision aerial application methods for fertilization and disease control based on biotic conditions. Research of the Unit is directly aimed at serving the needs of the spray application community, particularly aerial applicators, through innovative and relevant research and by providing technical advice and consultation.

  Plains Area
    College Station, Texas
      Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center
      Aerial Application Technology Research
People:
Coleman, Chet
(806) 544-8696

Engineering Aid
Denham, Lee
(979) 845-6400

Aircraft Pilot
Fritz, Bradley Brad
(979) 260-9584

Agricultural Engineer
Gomez, Alfredo Fred
(979) 260-9352

Biological Science Technician
Hoffmann, Wesley Clint
(979) 260-9521

Research Agricultural Engineer
Jank, Philip Phil
(979) 260-9560

Engineering Technician
Latheef, Mohamed
(979) 260-9352

Entomologist
Martin, Daniel Dan
(979) 260-9290

Research Engineer
Wilcox, Karen
(979) 260-9354

Program Assistant (Office Automation)
Yang, Chenghai
(979) 260-9530

Research Agricultural Engineer
Last Modified: 8/27/2016
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