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Chapter 544

The influence of leaf surface roughness on the spreading of oil spray drops

Boize, L.; Gudin, C.; Purdue, G.

Annals of Applied Biology 84(2): 205-211


ISSN/ISBN: 0003-4746
DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7348.1976.tb01749.x
Accession: 000543645

The effect of surface roughness of young and mature leaves of 8 species, including sugar beet, sunflower, barley and Sinapis alba on the retention and spreading of oil drops was studied by scanning electron microscopy. 3 types of roughness have been recognized. Leaf hairs and protruding or recessed veins underlying the cuticle constitute a macroscopic roughness.

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