Projection for Plant Protection Machinery of Kayseri Province

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Çetin N., Demir B., Sağlam C.

Turkish Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research, vol.1, no.1, pp.104-110, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Plant protection covers all the processes regarding the yield loss due to weeds, diseases and pests. Pest control is one of the most preferred plant protection methods which is due to easy to apply and has a high speed of effect. The selection of the spraying unit that carries the pesticide to the target in the pest control plays an important role in the success of the application. However, the adsorption ratio of the pesticide on targets have varies according to the sprayer, the application norm, the interaction between the plant and the environment. In recent years, the production systems in which human and environment have been protected in agriculture, and the safe and controlled use of plant protection machinery has started to gain importance. The aim of this study is to determine the projection coefficients of the machinery technology used in plant protection processes in Kayseri province, Central Anatolia Region and Turkey, depending on between the years of 2009-2018 usage quantities. As a result, the projection coefficients of Kayseri province were determined as 1.46% for atomizer, 3.36% for pto-driven pulverizator, -0.21% for motorized pulverizator, 2.11% for back sprayer, 0.93% for mechanical duster and -3.33% for combined atomizer.