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Daniel E Martin (Dan)
Aerial Application Technology Research
Research Engineer

Phone: (979) 260-9584
Fax: (979) 260-5169

3103 F&B ROAD
COLLEGE STATION, TX 77845
Projects
Improved Aerial Application Technologies for Precise and Effective Delivery of Crop Production Products
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 438007
Value of the Aerial Application Industry in the United States
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 440080
In-Swath Performance and Spray Drift Characterization of Remotely Piloted Aerial Application Systems
Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement (T)
  Accession Number: 436620
Spray Drift Characterization of a Remotely Piloted Aerial Application System
Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement (T)
  Accession Number: 438276

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Aerial application methods for control of weed species in fallow farmlands in Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, D.E., Latheef, M.A., Lopez, J., Duke, S.E. 2020. Aerial application methods for control of weed species in fallow farmlands in Texas. Agronomy Journal. 10:11.
Spray deposition on weeds (Palmer amaranth and Morningglory) from a remotely piloted aerial application system and backpack sprayer Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, D.E., Singh, V., Latheef, M.A., Bagavathiannan, M.V. 2020. Spray deposition on weeds (Palmer amaranth and Morningglory) from a remotely piloted aerial application system and backpack sprayer. Drones. 4(3):59. https://doi.org/10.3390/drones4030059.
Spray characterization of aerosol delivery systems for use in stored product insect facilities Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Asuncion, F.B., Brabec, D.L., Casada, M.E., Maghirang, R.G., Arthur, F.H., Campbell, J.F., Zhu, K., Martin, D.E. 2020. Spray characterization of aerosol delivery systems for use in stored product insect facilities. Transactions of the ASABE. 63(6):1925-1937. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.14010.
Measurement and analysis methods for determination of effective swath width from unmanned aerial systems Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fritz, B.K., Martin, D.E. 2020. Measurement and analysis methods for determination of effective swath width from unmanned aerial vehicles. In: Elsik, C.M., editor. Pesticide Formulation and Delivery Systems: 40th Volume, Formulation, Application and Adjuvant Innovation. West Conshohocken, PA: ASTM International. p. 62-85. https://doi.org/10.1520/STP162720190132.
Effect of application height and ground speed on spray pattern and droplet spectra from remotely piloted aerial application systems Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, D.E., Woldt, W., Latheef, M.A., Kruger, G. 2019. Effect of application height and ground speed on spray pattern and droplet spectra from remotely piloted aerial application systems. Drones. 3:83. https://doi.org/10.3390/drones3040083.
Aerial application methods control spider mites on corn in Kansas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, D.E., Latheef, M.A. 2019. Aerial application methods control spider mites on corn in Kansas. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 77:571-582.
UAAS test protocol and comparison of commercially available systems ()
Martin, D.E., Woldt, W. 2019. UAAS test protocol and comparison of commercially available systems. World Wide Web. http://www.hse-uav.com/data-USDA-research-on-spraying-drones/
Electrostatically charged aerial application improved spinosad deposition on early season cotton Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, D.E., Lopez, J., Latheef, M.A. 2019. Electrostatically charged aerial application improved spinosad deposition on early season cotton. Journal of Electrostatics. 97:121-125.
Aerial application methods for increasing fungicide deposition on corn - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, D.E., Latheef, M.A., McCracken, A. 2018. Aerial application methods for increasing fungicide deposition on corn. International Journal of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. 3(4):92-102.
Electrostatically charged sprays influenced droplet density on table beets - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mass balance and swath displacement evaluations from agricultural application field trials Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fritz, B.K., Hoffmann, W.C., Martin, D.E. 2018. Mass balance and swath displacement evaluations from agricultural application field trials. Journal of ASTM International. 1610:11-23. https://doi.org/10.1520/STP161020170204.
Active optical sensor assessment of spider mite damage on greenhouse beans and cotton - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, D.E., Latheef, M.A. 2018. Active optical sensor assessment of spider mite damage on greenhouse beans and cotton. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 74(2):147-158.
Efficacy of electrostatically-charged glyphosate on ryegrass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, D.E., Latheef, M.A. 2017. Efficacy of electrostatically-charged glyphosate on ryegrass. Journal of Electrostatics. 90:45-53.
Aerial electrostatic spray deposition and canopy penetration in cotton - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, D.E., Latheef, M.A. 2017. Aerial electrostatic spray deposition and canopy penetration in cotton. Journal of Electrostatics. 90:38-44.
Integration of aerial imaging and variable-rate technology for site-specific aerial herbicide application - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, C., Martin, D.E. 2017. Integration of aerial imaging and variable-rate technology for site-specific aerial herbicide application. Transactions of the ASABE. 60(3):635-644.
Remote sensing evaluation of two-spotted spider mite damage on greenhouse cotton Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, D.E., Latheef, M.A. 2017. Remote sensing evaluation of two-spotted spider mite damage on greenhouse cotton. Journal of Visualized Experiments. doi:10.3791/54314.
Evaluation of selected acaricides against two-spotted spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) on greenhouse cotton using multispectral data - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, D.E., Latheef, M.A., Lopez, J. 2015. Evaluation of selected acaricides against two-spotted spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) on greenhouse cotton using multispectral data. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 66(2):227-245.
An airborne multispectral imaging system based on two consumer-grade cameras for agricultural remote sensing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, C., Westbrook, J.K., Suh, C.P., Martin, D.E., Hoffmann, W.C., Lan, Y., Fritz, B.K., Goolsby, J. 2014. An airborne multispectral imaging system based on two consumer-grade cameras for agricultural remote sensing. Remote Sensing. 6:5257-5278.
A fluorescent imaging technique for quantifying spray deposits on plant leaves - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, D.E. 2014. A fluorescent imaging technique for quantifying spray deposits on plant leaves. Atomization and Sprays. 24(4):367-373.
A two-camera imaging system for pest detection and aerial application - (Abstract Only)
Yang, C., Hoffmann, W.C., Martin, D.E., Lan, Y., Fritz, B.K., Westbrook, J.K., Suh, C.P. 2013. A two-camera imaging system for pest detection and aerial application. ASABE Annual International Meeting. Paper No. 131598742.
Flow variability of an aerial variable-rate nozzle at constant pressures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, D.E. 2013. Flow variability of an aerial variable-rate nozzle at constant pressures. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 29:483-488.
Airspeed and orifice size affect spray droplet spectra from an aerial electrostatic nozzle for rotary-wing applications - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, D.E., Carlton, J.B. 2013. Airspeed and orifice size affect spray droplet spectra from an aerial electrostatic nozzle for rotary-wing applications. Atomization and Sprays. 22:997-1010.
Relative susceptibility of pecan germplasm to blackmargined aphid - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Skrivanek, S., Grauke, L.J., Martin, D.E., Thompson, T.E., Harris, M. 2013. Relative susceptibility of pecan germplasm to blackmargined aphid. Southwestern Entomologist. 38(1):33-40.
Blackmargined aphid (Monellia caryella (Fitch); Hemiptera: Aphididae) honeydew production in pecan (Carya illinoinesis (Koch)) and implications for managing the pecan aphid complex in Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Honaker, J., Skrivanek, S., Lopez, J., Martin, D.E., Lombardini, L., Grauke, L.J., Harris, M. 2013. Blackmargined aphid (Monellia caryella (Fitch); Hemiptera: Aphididae) honeydew production in pecan (Carya illinoinesis (Koch)) and implications for managing the pecan aphid complex in Texas. Southwestern Entomologist. 38:19-32.
Airspeed and orifice size affect spray droplet spectrum from an aerial electrostatic nozzle for fixed-wing applications - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, D.E., Carlton, J.B. 2013. Airspeed and orifice size affect spray droplet spectrum from an aerial electrostatic nozzle for fixed-wing applications. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 29:5-10.
Laboratory evaluation of the GreenSeeker (TM) hand-held optical sensor to variations in orientation and height above canopy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, D.E., Lopez, J., Lan, Y. 2012. Laboratory evaluation of the GreenSeeker (TM) hand-held optical sensor to variations in orientation and height above canopy. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. 5(1):43-47.
Expansion of the USDA ARS Aerial Application spray atomization models - (Proceedings)
Fritz, B.K., Hoffmann, W.C., Martin, D.E., Lan, Y. 2011. Expansion of the USDA ARS Aerial Application spray atomization models. Proceedings Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems. Estoril, Portugal, September 5-7, 2011. p. 1-7.
Air and spray mixture temperature effects on atomization of agricultural sprays - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hoffmann, W.C., Fritz, B.K., Martin, D.E. 2011. Air and spray mixture temperature effects on atomization of agricultural sprays. Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal. 13(1):Manuscript 1730.
Novaluron as an ovicide for bollworm on cotton: Deposition and efficacy of field-scale aerial applications - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, D.E., Lopez, J., Lan, Y., Fritz, B.K., Hoffmann, W.C., Duke, S.E. 2010. Novaluron as an ovicide for bollworm on cotton: Deposition and efficacy of field-scale aerial applications. Journal of Cotton Science. 14:99-106.
Ground-based spectral reflectance measurements for evaluating the efficacy of aerially-applied glyphosate treatments - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, H., Lan, Y., Lacey, R., Hoffmann, W.C., Martin, D.E., Fritz, B.K., Lopez, J. 2010. Ground-based spectral reflectance measurements for evaluating the efficacy of aerially-applied glyphosate treatments. Biosystems Engineering. 107:10-15.
Evaluation of low-volume sprayers used in asian citrus Psyllid control applications - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hoffmann, W.C., Fritz, B.K., Martin, D.E., Atwood, R., Hurner, T., Ledebuhr, M., Tandy, M., Jackson, J., Wisler, G.C. 2010. Evaluation of low-volume sprayers used in asian citrus Psyllid control applications. HortTechnology. 20:632-639.
Improving Flow Response of a Variable-rate Aerial Application System by Interactive Refinement - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y., Hanks, J.E., Martin, D.E. 2010. Improving Flow Response of a Variable-rate Aerial Application System by Interactive Refinement. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 73(1):99-104.
Low-volume sprayer rodeos ()
Hoffmann, W.C., Fritz, B.K., Martin, D.E. 2009. Low-volume sprayer rodeos. Florida Grower. p. 12-13.
Ground-based spectral reflectance measurements for efficacy evaluation of aerially applied glyphosate treatments - (Proceedings)
Zhang, H., Lan, Y., Lacey, R., Hoffmann, W.C., Martin, D.E., Fritz, B.K., Lopez, J. 2009. Ground-based spectral reflectance measurements for efficacy evaluation of aerially applied glyphosate treatments. National Agricultural Aviation Association Meeting. Paper No. AA09-004.
Analysis of variograms with various sample sizes from a multispectral image - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, H., Lan, Y., Lacey, R., Huang, Y., Hoffmann, W.C., Martin, D.E., Bora, G. 2009. Analysis of variograms with various sample sizes from a multispectral image. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. 2:62-69.
Analysis of variograms with various sample sizes from a multispectral image - (Proceedings)
Zhang, H., Lan, Y., Lacey, R., Huang, Y., Hoffmann, W.C., Martin, D.E., Bora, G. 2009. Analysis of variograms with various sample sizes from a multispectral image. Asian Conference on Precision Agriculture. CDROM.
Field Assessment of A Variable-rate Aerial Application System - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y., Hanks, J.E., Martin, D.E. 2009. Field Assessment of A Variable-rate Aerial Application System. Book of Abstracts, Joint International Conference (JIAC) (formerly Asian Conference on Precision Agriculture, Beijing, China, pp. 185-186.
Aerial spray deposition on corn silks applied at high and low spray rates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fritz, B.K., Lopez, J., Latheef, M.A., Martin, D.E., Hoffmann, W.C., Lan, Y. 2009. Aerial spray deposition on corn silks applied at high and low spray rates. International Agricultural Engineering Journal. 11:Manuscript 1360.
Spray characteristics affected by physical properties of adjuvants - (Proceedings)
Lan, Y., Fritz, B.K., Hoffmann, W.C., Bagley, W.E., Huang, Y., Martin, D.E., Lopez, J. 2008. Spray characteristics affected by physical properties of adjuvants. National Agricultural Aviation Association Meeting. Paper No. AA-08-005.
Deposition of insecticides on corn silks applied at high and low spray rates for control of corn earworm - (Proceedings)
Fritz, B.K., Lopez, J., Latheef, M.A., Martin, D.E., Hoffmann, W.C., Lan, Y. 2008. Deposition of insecticides on corn silks applied at high and low spray rates for control of corn earworm. National Agricultural Aviation Association Meeting. Paper No. AA08-004.
Evaluation of toxicity of selected insecticides against thrips on cotton in laboratory bioassays - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lopez, J., Fritz, B.K., Latheef, M.A., Lan, Y., Martin, D.E., Hoffmann, W.C. 2008. Evaluation of toxicity of selected insecticides against thrips on cotton in laboratory bioassays. Journal of Cotton Science. 12:188-194.
Development of an airborne remote sensing system for aerial applicators - (Proceedings)
Lan, Y., Huang, Y., Martin, D.E., Hoffmann, W.C., Fritz, B.K., Lopez, J. 2008. Development of an airborne remote sensing system for aerial applicators. Proceedings of the Annual Precision Ag Conference, July 20-23, 2008, Denver, CO. p. 5-25.
Development of an airborne remote sensing system for crop pest management: System integration and verification - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lan, Y., Huang, Y., Martin, D.E., Hoffmann, W.C. 2009. Development of an airborne remote sensing system for crop pest management: System integration and verification. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 25(4):607-615.
Adult vial bioassays of insecticidal toxicity against cotton fleahopper, Pseudatomoscelis seriatus (Reuter) (Hemiptera: Miridae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lopez, J., Hoffmann, W.C., Latheef, M.A., Fritz, B.K., Martin, D.E., Lan, Y. 2008. Adult vial bioassays of insecticidal toxicity against cotton fleahopper, Pseudatomoscelis seriatus (Reuter) (Hemiptera: Miridae). Journal of Pesticide Science. 33:261-265.
Laboratory evaluation of Novaluron for toxicity to nymphal instars of field collected southern green stink bug on cotton - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lopez, J., Lan, Y., Latheef, M.A., Hoffmann, W.C., Fritz, B.K., Martin, D.E. 2008. Laboratory evaluation of novaluron for toxicity to nymphal instars of field collected southern green stink bug on cotton. Southwestern Entomologist. 33:119-127.
Spray adjuvant effects on droplet size spectra measured by three laser-based systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hoffmann, W.C., Hewitt, A.J., Ross, J.B., Bagley, W.E., Martin, D.E., Fritz, B.K. 2008. Spray adjuvant effects on droplet size spectra measured by three laser-based systems. Journal of ASTM International. 5(6):Paper ID JAI101233.
Drift reduction with drift control adjuvants - (Proceedings)
Lan, Y., Hoffmann, W.C., Fritz, B.K., Martin, D.E., Lopez, J. 2008. Drift reduction with drift control adjuvants. ASABE Annual International Meeting. Paper No. 07-1060.
Effects of water hardness on spray droplet size under aerial application conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hoffmann, W.C., Bagley, W.E., Fritz, B.K., Lan, Y., Martin, D.E. 2008. Effects of water hardness on spray droplet size under aerial application conditions. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 24(1):11-14.
Crop pest management with an aerial imaging system - (Proceedings)
Lan, Y., Huang, Y., Martin, D.E., Hoffmann, W.C. 2008. Crop pest management with an aerial imaging system. National Agricultural Aviation Association Meeting. ASABE Paper No. 07-005.
Aerial application methods for increasing spray deposition on wheat heads - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fritz, B.K., Hoffmann, W.C., Martin, D.E., Thomson, S.J. 2007. Aerial application methods for increasing spray deposition on wheat heads. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 23(6):709-715.
Field evaluation of spinosad aerial applications for thrips control on cotton - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, D.E., Lopez, J., Hoffmann, W.C., Fritz, B.K., Lan, Y. 2007. Field evaluation of spinosad aerial applications for thrips control on cotton. Southwestern Entomologist. 32(4):221-228.
Drift reduction with drift control adjuvants - (Abstract Only)
Lan, Y., Hoffmann, W.C., Fritz, B.K., Martin, D.E., Lopez, J. 2007. Drift reduction with drift control adjuvants. ASABE Annual International Meeting. Paper No. 07-1060.
Characterization of Truck Mounted Atomization Equipment Typically Used in Vector Control - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hoffmann, W.C., Walker, T.W., Martin, D.E., Barber, J.A.B., Gwinn, T., Smith, V.L., Szumlas, D., Lan, Y., Fritz, B.K. 2007. Characterization of truck-mounted atomization equipment typically used in vector control. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 23(3):321-329.
Spray drift mitigation with spray mix adjuvants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lan, Y., Hoffmann, W.C., Fritz, B.K., Martin, D.E., Lopez, J. 2008. Spray drift mitigation with spray mix adjuvants. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 24(1):5-10.
Droplet size characterization of hand-held atomization equipment typically used in vector control - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hoffmann, W.C., Walker, T.W., Smith, V.L., Martin, D.E., Fritz, B.K. 2007. Droplet-size characterization of handheld atomization equipment typically used in vector control. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 23(3):315-320.
AGDISP Sensitivity to Crop Canopy Characterization - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hoffmann, W.C., Fritz, B.K., Martin, D.E. 2007. AGDISP sensitivity to crop canopy characterization. Transactions of the ASABE. 50:1117-1122.
Effectiveness of spray adjuvants on reduction of spray drift - (Proceedings)
Lan, Y., Hoffmann, W.C., Fritz, B.K., Martin, D.E., Lopez, J. 2006. Effectiveness of spray adjuvants on reduction of spray drift. ASABE Annual International Meeting, December 4, 2006, Orlando, Florida. Paper No. AA06-004.
USDA-ARS AERIAL APPLICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR CROP PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION GROUP - RESEARCH OVERVIEW - (Proceedings)
Fritz, B.K., Hoffmann, W.C., Martin, D.E., Lopez, J., Lan, Y. 2006. USDA-ARS aerial application technology for crop production and protection group - research overview. In: Proceedings of the SERG-International and US Forestry Service Workshop, February 15-18, 2006, Banff, Canada, p. 25-28.
AERIAL APPLICATION METHODS FOR INCREASING SPRAY DEPOSITION ON WHEAT HEADS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fritz, B.K., Kirk, I.W., Hoffmann, W.C., Martin, D.E., Hofman, V., Hollingsworth, C., McMullen, M., Halley, S. 2006. Aerial application methods for increasing spray deposition on wheat heads. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 22:357-364.
AERIAL APPLICATION METHODS FOR INCREASING SPRAY DEPOSITION ON WHEAT HEADS - (Proceedings)
Fritz, B.K., Hoffmann, W.C., Martin, D.E. 2005. Aerial application methods for increasing spray deposition on wheat heads. In: Proceedings of the National Agricultural Aviation Association Meeting, December 4-7, 2005, Reno, Nevada. Paper No. AA05-006.
Novaluron as an ovicide: A model for evaluation of aerially-applied insectides. Part 2: Field Study - (Abstract Only)
Martin, D.E., Lopez, J., Hoffmann, W.C., Fritz, B.K. 2005. Novaluron as an ovicide: A model for evaluation of aerially-applied insectides. Part 2: Field Study. National Agricultural Aviation Association Meeting. Paper No. AA05-005.
PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF AN AUTOMATED ON/OFF SPRAYING SYSTEM FOR AERIAL APPLICATION - (Abstract Only)
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