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How Surfactants Affect Spray Droplet Size

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spray droplets formed because of high surface tension

The general goal in spraying for pest control is to get good coverage of the target pest. Thereafter, retention and spread of the pesticide on pest surface, penetration of pest surface, and a high level of pest control. Ideally, good coverage of the target pest is required for good control when using pesticides. However, good […]

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Limonene: An Environmentally Safe Compound for Pest Control

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Limonene: An Environmentally Safe Compound for Pest Control

Pesticides are applied intentionally to the environment by people for the purpose of improving environmental quality for humans, domesticated animals, and plants. Despite the fears and real problems they create, pesticides are partly responsible for the physical well-being enjoyed by most people all over the world. In particular, pesticides are credited for making an important […]

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Control of Woody Vegetation in Rights of Way

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electricity, road, and railway rights of way (ROW)

Rights of way (ROW) is a term used for land that is set aside for the transportation of humans, goods, and energy (roads, railways, and electricity). Though being difficult to accurately estimate, the total acreage of ROW in the United States encompasses over 4 million miles of roads, 140,000 miles of railways, and 160,000 miles […]

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The ABCs of Tank Mixing Pesticides

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The ABCs of Tank Mixing Pesticides

A common practice in crop protection is tank mixing pesticides and other agrichemicals such as adjuvants, fertilizers, biostimulants, and plant growth regulators. Promoted as an efficient way to apply inputs to crops, tank mixing is a routine procedure for most farmers. Reasons for tank mixing pesticides with other agrochemicals Reduce crop damage and soil compaction […]