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Research Project: Evaluation of Intelligent Spray Application Technologies in Ornamental Nurseries

Location: Application Technology Research

Project Number: 5082-21620-010-02-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jul 15, 2015
End Date: Jul 14, 2020

Evaluate pest control efficacy, reliability and durability for a newly developed intelligent sprayer to advance spray application technologies in commercial ornamental nurseries.

Field experiments will be conducted to evaluate pest control efficacy, reliability and durability of new intelligent sprayers to control insects and diseases with reduced pesticide rates in ornamental nurseries; economic analyses will be conducted to determine the savings that growers can gain by using the new sprayers and by the potential environmental cost remediation; educational materials will be delivered through workshops, field demonstrations and grower meetings to teach spray applicators how to use the new spray technologies.