Pesticide Application Equipment


COURSE CONTENT

– Introduction – benefits and problems of chemical plant protection
– Formulation of plant protection products – additives
– Surfactants – organosilicons – oils
– Types of plant protection products
– Labelling of plant protection products – danger symbols
– Types of pesticide spraying equipment (spreaders, dusters, air sprayers, compressed air sprayers, knapsack sprayers, mist blowers)
– Types of pesticide spray equipment (precision sprayer, controlled droplet applicator, wick weeder)
– Hydraulic sprayers – air-assisted sprayers
– Nozzles (types, parts, construction materials, operation)
– Factors affecting spraying
– Pesticide spray drit
– Personal protective equipment during spraying
– Good Agricultural Practices with emphasis on plant protection

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
• understand specific technical concepts related to the types and operation of spraying equipment
• understand safety issues in the use of plant protection products

TEACHING AND LEARNING EVALUATION METHODS

Use of information technology (power point, video)

The evaluation of the students is done with written exams in the theory of the course at the end of the semester.

RECOMMENDED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Dimopoulos, B. 2010. “Plant protection products – Action method and applications in Greece”, EMVRYO Publications – STYLIANOS VASILEIADIS, Athens