Evaluation of automatic section control technology for agricultural sprayers
Sustainable Production
AgricultureCrop protectionHerbicide
Parent Project:
This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
John Fulton, Auburn University
Co-Principal Investigators:
Mark Hall, Auburn University
Daniel Mullenix, Auburn University
Shannon Norwood, Auburn University
Brenda Ortiz, Auburn University
Amy Winstead, Auburn University
Ajay Sharda, Kansas State University
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Brief Project Summary:

Automatic section control technology has been adopted by some farmers over the past few years. However, recent research at Auburn University has shown that off-rate application can occur more frequently than expected when using this technology in conjunction with spray controllers. Additional research is needed to minimize off-rate application when using this technology.

The research team will conduct lab and field experiments to better quantify off-rate application that could result from this technology and to document the benefits of auto section control as related to Alabama crop producers.

Unique Keywords:
#soybean pesticide application studies, #weed control
Information And Results
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