New Sprayer Technology For Reduction of Pesticide Use in Apples

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1993: $4,060.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1993
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
W.H. Palmer
Spring Brook Fruit Farms


  • Fruits: general tree fruits


  • Sustainable Communities: quality of life

    Proposal summary:

    Provide commercial apple growers with an objective evaluation of new airblast sprayer technology that could allow a reduction in the amount of pesticide use by targeting the spray to the actual tree canopy areas. This would allow growers to sustain fruit quality while reducing inputs to the crop.

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