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St. Louis, Missouri


InfoAg 2016 Presentation
Spray Technology

Grand ABC
Tue, Aug 2, 2016
2:20pm to 3:00pm

Adaptive Sprayer Technology

An Adaptive Sprayer will continually monitor all information that is known about a prescribed application task including target, product to be applied, environmental conditions and sensitive adjacent areas.  The sprayer will anticipate needs and will actively adjust functional parameters such as boom height, spray pressure, droplet size, machine travel speed and path to ensure optimum spray characteristic at the time of spray release. To fully realize benefits of an Adaptive Sprayer, industry and agencies must agree on risk mitigation, the capabilities of the controlled parameters, and the integrity of verification protocols.  Consensus standards and organizational alignment will be central to accomplishing this work.


Todd Howatt

Chief Engineer, Product Safety and Compliance