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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Of SurfACe TemPerATure SPrAy OPerATiOnS in cooling night conditions airborne pesticides can concentrate near the surface and unpredictable winds can move droplets away from the target... During surface temperature inversions, air near the ground lacks turbulence... SOurCe GrAeme TePPer under a surface temperature inversion: air movement is much less turbulent so the air does not mix in the same way as during the day; airborne droplets can remain concentrated in the inversion layer for long periods of time; the direction and distance pesticides movement is very hard to predict; the movement of airborne droplets will vary depending on the landscape; and droplets or their remnants can move in different ways (figure 3)...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Of SurfACe TemPerATure SPrAy OPerATiOnS in cooling night conditions airborne pesticides can concentrate near the surface and unpredictable winds can move droplets away from the target... During surface temperature inversions, air near the ground lacks turbulence... SOurCe GrAeme TePPer under a surface temperature inversion: air movement is much less turbulent so the air does not mix in the same way as during the day; airborne droplets can remain concentrated in the inversion layer for long periods of time; the direction and distance pesticides movement is very hard to predict; the movement of airborne droplets will vary depending on the landscape; and droplets or their remnants can move in different ways (figure 3)...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Of SurfACe TemPerATure SPrAy OPerATiOnS in cooling night conditions airborne pesticides can concentrate near the surface and unpredictable winds can move droplets away from the target... During surface temperature inversions, air near the ground lacks turbulence... SOurCe GrAeme TePPer under a surface temperature inversion: air movement is much less turbulent so the air does not mix in the same way as during the day; airborne droplets can remain concentrated in the inversion layer for long periods of time; the direction and distance pesticides movement is very hard to predict; the movement of airborne droplets will vary depending on the landscape; and droplets or their remnants can move in different ways (figure 3)...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Of SurfACe TemPerATure SPrAy OPerATiOnS in cooling night conditions airborne pesticides can concentrate near the surface and unpredictable winds can move droplets away from the target... During surface temperature inversions, air near the ground lacks turbulence... SOurCe GrAeme TePPer under a surface temperature inversion: air movement is much less turbulent so the air does not mix in the same way as during the day; airborne droplets can remain concentrated in the inversion layer for long periods of time; the direction and distance pesticides movement is very hard to predict; the movement of airborne droplets will vary depending on the landscape; and droplets or their remnants can move in different ways (figure 3)...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Of SurfACe TemPerATure SPrAy OPerATiOnS in cooling night conditions airborne pesticides can concentrate near the surface and unpredictable winds can move droplets away from the target... During surface temperature inversions, air near the ground lacks turbulence... SOurCe GrAeme TePPer under a surface temperature inversion: air movement is much less turbulent so the air does not mix in the same way as during the day; airborne droplets can remain concentrated in the inversion layer for long periods of time; the direction and distance pesticides movement is very hard to predict; the movement of airborne droplets will vary depending on the landscape; and droplets or their remnants can move in different ways (figure 3)...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Of SurfACe TemPerATure SPrAy OPerATiOnS in cooling night conditions airborne pesticides can concentrate near the surface and unpredictable winds can move droplets away from the target... During surface temperature inversions, air near the ground lacks turbulence... SOurCe GrAeme TePPer under a surface temperature inversion: air movement is much less turbulent so the air does not mix in the same way as during the day; airborne droplets can remain concentrated in the inversion layer for long periods of time; the direction and distance pesticides movement is very hard to predict; the movement of airborne droplets will vary depending on the landscape; and droplets or their remnants can move in different ways (figure 3)...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Spraying when inversions exist and recent changes in operating practices are likely the cause of observed changes in patterns of damage witnessed in recent times... Uniform spray drift over large areas points to multiple spray applications injecting small droplets into the air which drift as one when inversions exist... The following illustration highlights possible wind flow and transport/deposition of airborne pesticides while inversions exist...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
" Study of surface inversions and Sigma Theta relationships and development of grower tools to manage spray drift risk... Grain growers are being encouraged to avoid pesticide spray drift by developing an understanding of weather conditions conducive to spray drift... Spray consultant Bill Gordon, of Bill Gordon Consulting, urges grain growers to consider temperature inversion conditions as a factor in avoiding pesticide spray drift...
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Catalogue: NVT Online Papers
To use the scale, a representative selection of plants should be examined from a paddock... Flush the system with clean water and allow to drain... All label directions must be read by or explained to the user prior to each use of the pesticide...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
GRDC is supporting research to better understand inversion conditions and to provide resources to anticipate and recognize inversion conditions... Temperature inversions suppress vertical motion of the atmosphere and thereby cause concentration rather than dispersion of pesticide droplets, vapour or particulate matter that remain airborne after application... The risk of spraying when inversions exist There is real potential for small droplets, vapour and particulate matter to drift for long distances at high enough concentrations to contaminate and damage sensitive crops and the environment...
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