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Theme: Pesticide Application Technology

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LK0922: Spray behaviour at reduced application volumes
Description - Objective - Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 2001 To 2006, Cost £117,275
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Hardi International, Syngenta, Silsoe Research Institute (BBSRC), Billericay Farm Services Ltd, Lurmark Limited, Cleanacres Machinery, Crop Protection association UK Ltd, Arable Research Centres, Micron Sprayers Ltd, Home Grown Cereals Authority
Field of Study:   Pesticide Safety
Keywords:  
LINK Programme, Application, Pest and Weed Control, Pesticide use, Plants and Animals, Sustainable Farming and Food
 
 
LK0949: Opportunities to reduce environmental contamination by pesticides through modified and novel spray application methods matched to crop canopy characteristics
Description - Objective - Time Scale & Cost
From 2004 To 2006, Cost £315,722
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Agricultural Industries Confederation (VI), Syngenta Crop Protection UK Ltd, Velcourt Ltd, Silsoe Research Institute (BBSRC), Househams Sprayers Ltd, Flow Research Evaluation, Velcourt Enterprise Ltd - LINK DUMMY ONLY
Field of Study:   Pesticide Safety
Keywords:  
Crop Pests, Crops, Farming, LINK Programme, Pest and Weed Control, Arable Farming, Sustainable Farming and Food
 
 
PA1723: The characterisation of windbreaks for the reduction of drift during orchard and hop spraying
Description - Objective - Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 2000 To 2003, Cost £492,000
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Silsoe Research Institute (BBSRC)
Field of Study:   Pesticide Safety
Keywords:  
Application, Pest and Weed Control, Pesticide use, Plants and Animals
 
 
PA1731: An investigation of the causes and consequences of variable nozzle performance
Description - Objective - Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 2001 To 2003, Cost £80,047
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Silsoe Research Institute (BBSRC)
Field of Study:   Pesticide Safety
Keywords:  
Application, Pest and Weed Control, Pesticide use, Plants and Animals
 
 
PA1732: Pesticide application rate adjustment to the crop environment (PACE) for fruit spraying with an axial fan sprayer
Description - Objective - Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 2001 To 2004, Cost £519,899
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Horticulture Research International, Silsoe Research Institute (BBSRC)
Field of Study:   Pesticide Safety
Keywords:  
Application, Pest and Weed Control, Pesticide use, Plants and Animals
 
 
PS2001: Assessing the validity of current approaches for calculating off-crop exposure to pesticides
Description - Objective - Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 2002 To 2003, Cost £38,540
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Silsoe Research Institute (BBSRC)
Field of Study:   Pesticide Safety
Keywords:  
Chemicals, Environmental Effects, Environmental Protection, Pesticide use, Pesticides, Pollution
 
 
PS2002: Further development of Pesticide dose Adjustment to the Crop Environment (PACE) for fruit spraying with broadcast sprayers.
Description - Objective - Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 2004 To 2007, Cost £582,607
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   East Malling Research
Field of Study:   Pesticide Safety
Keywords:  
Disease Control, Allocated - EMR, Fruit, Apples, Application, Pest and Weed Control, Pest Control, Pesticide use, Pesticides, Plants and Animals
 
 
PS2005: The development and validation of a Bystander and Residential Exposure Assessment Model (BREAM)
Description - Objective - Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 2006 To 2010, Cost £758,176
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Silsoe Spray Application Unit
Field of Study:   Pesticide Safety
Keywords:  
Chemicals, Countryside, Decision Support Tools, Environment and Health, Environmental monitoring, Hazardous substances, Health, Health Effects, Human Activities, Methodologies/forecasting tools - data collection, Modelling, Modelling/Projections, Monitoring and evaluation, Pesticide use, Policy Development, Public Health, Toxic Substances
 
 
PS2006: Assessment of risk of by-stander contamination during the application of pesticides to field arable crops in typical UK conditions.
Description - Objective - Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 2005 To 2005, Cost £32,826
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Silsoe Research Institute (BBSRC)
Field of Study:   Pesticide Safety
Keywords:  
Crops, Application, Arable, Pest and Weed Control, Pesticide use, Pesticides, Plants and Animals
 
 
PS2007: Potential dermal exposure during mixing and loading of amateur pesticides for use in gardens in the UK
Description - Objective - Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 2005 To 2006, Cost £40,849
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Central Science Laboratory
Field of Study:   Pesticide Safety
Keywords:  
Operator Safety, Application, Pest and Weed Control, Pesticide use, Plants and Animals
 
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