Quality of self-propelled sprayers through periodic inspection





The inspection of agricultural sprayers is a vital tool for the increment of quality of spray technology for phytosanitary products. The objective of this work was to evaluate the performance conditions of self-propelled sprayers on-farm, using the periodical inspection methodology for sprays and analyzing the climatic conditions during the spraying. The evaluations were carried on farms visited randomly. A questionnaire was filled out by the operator or farmers and the inspection itself of the sprayers. The items evaluated were the condition and location of hoses, presence of leaks, monitor performance, spacing between nozzles, spray nozzles, in-line filter, primary filter, the performance of anti-dripping gauges, and limiting environmental conditions. Most interviewed operators and farmers did not know the methodology for inspecting agricultural sprayers, demonstrating the need to create specific training programs in the region. Self-propelled sprayers have a few technical problems when they were new, however, spraying beyond the ideal weather conditions can reduce the spraying quality.

Biografia do Autor

Antonio Luiz Viegas Neto, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Mato Grosso do Sul - IFMS

Ciências Agrárias/Fitossanidade




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LUIZ VIEGAS NETO, A.; MÁRCIO ALVES DE SOUZA, C.; MARQUES MILIATI, M.; DOS SANTOS LIMA JÚNIOR, I. Quality of self-propelled sprayers through periodic inspection. Scientia Agraria Paranaensis, [S. l.], v. 20, n. 2, p. 150–155, 2021. DOI: 10.18188/sap.v20i2.26807. Disponível em: https://saber.unioeste.br/index.php/scientiaagraria/article/view/26807. Acesso em: 26 maio. 2022.



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