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Best Management Practices

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Following are the steps to follow to implement the "Good Phytosanitary Practices" to reduce as much as possible drift caused by both direct and indirect factors:

A: consider the adjacent parcels to sensitive areas only when weather conditions are most suitable:

 

        • Wind direction contrary to the sensitive area.
        • Wind speed <2.5m/s
        • Moderate Temperature (<25ºC)
        • Humidity (>50%)

 

B: Not pulverized when the wind blows in favor of sensitive areas and its speed is greater than 3m /s, to know the wind direction vane may have installed on your plot and an anemometer to measure your speed, or Conversely can see this handy little guide that gives an approximation:

 

C: If a treatment is a sensitive area, it may be a risk of drift forecast and consider measures to reduce them. For this there is a user-friendly tool to assess the risk of drift, can be found in TOPPS-drift.



D: Check the size of the droplets of spray correctly. Using anti-drift nozzles, as the flat jet of air injection to 70-90% reduced drift as compared to conventional, or hollow cone nozzle that may reduce by up to 75%. While taking into account the size of the drops. Since the fine droplets are more prone to drift and thick greater penetration by the compositions of new pesticides. And being able to use multiple nozzles holder to support the selection of different nozzles to reduce the risk in sensitive areas.

Droplet Size Multiple Nozzle System carrier

 

E: Choose and adjust well the type of spray will be very important because the larger the distance from the nozzle to the target, increasing the risk of drift. For example just 10 inches away can be a 50% more chance of drift.

 



F
: follow the "Best Management Practices" (BMP).