Modelling the effect of wind speed and direction on airflow from an air-assisted orchard sprayer through 3D orchard canopy architecture
Endalew,A.M.; Hertog,M.; Delele,M.A.; Baetens,K.; Ramon,H.; Nicolai,B.M.; Verboven,P.; Baelmans,M.; Vercammen,J.; Gomand,A.
Acta Horticulturae 793: 97-104
Effectiveness of on-target pesticide deposition and drift problems are strongly related to a complex interaction of meteorological conditions (wind speed and direction), canopy architecture and sprayer parameters (design, calibration and operation). Such complex interaction is difficult and expensive to experimentally analyse, especially in bigger canopies like orchards.