USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists have developed two mobile apps to make things easier for those who need to adjust insecticide spray equipment. The apps are designed to ensure aerial and ground-based crews can hit targets and minimize pesticide drift by keying in specifics on the type of equipment and pesticide they are using. One app is for ground-based spraying for mosquitoes and other threats to public health – the other is for aerial spraying. The app for aerial spraying walks the user through the process of adjusting nozzles and settings so pesticides are delivered at optimal droplet sizes.
These apps are available through the Apple iTunes App Store and the Google Play Android Marketplace. For the aerial application app – search for aerial sprays. Search for vector sprays for the ground-based sprayer app.
Source: NAFB News Service