Investigation about wetting ability (surface tension) of water used for preparation of pesticide solutions

Donyo Hristov GANCHEV


The investigation about surface tension of water used for preparation of pesticide solutions reveals it is quite diverse and changeable without any logical correlation towards location, time, and type of water source. Moreover, spraying with solutions with lower surface tension give bigger flow rates due to the lower resistance of fluid to the nozzles. The conducted trials show that plant surfaces with more rough texture require to be sprayed with pesticide solutions with lower surface tension. The wax content of the surfaces has no significant impact on surface tension requirement.



surface tension; pesticides; plant protection products; sprayers; wetting ability

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