Pesticide Application Technology in Cropping Systems

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 May 2024) | Viewed by 4879

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College of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing 210037, China
Interests: plant protection machinery; pesticide application technology; intelligent spraying system; electrostatic spraying; atomizing

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Guest Editor
College of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing 210037, China
Interests: plant protection machinery; pesticide application technology; pesticide inline mixing; profiling spraying; boom sprayer

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pesticide application plays a leading role in the control of plant pests, but improper pesticide application causes a series of concerns, which is one of the most imperative challenges for agro-forestry production, including resistance to pesticides, environmental pollution, limit acceptability of pesticide residues, etc. Therefore, pesticide application technology has been widely studied around the world.

This Special Issue focuses on building a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research experiences and develop new ideas and research directions. As environment-friendly and intelligent pesticide application technology is of crucial importance, this Special Issue will include the identification of pest targets, pesticide spraying and dusting, pesticide injection, pesticide mopping and painting, fumigation treatment, pest baits application, and pesticide seed treatment. In addition, it will include the key technologies for pesticide spraying systems, such as atomizing and nozzles, inline mixing, variable-rate technology, droplet drift control, electrostatic spraying, and intelligent profiling and targeting spraying.

The Special Issue will create a collection of papers on “Pesticide Application Technology in Cropping Systems”. We would like to invite scholars and researchers to contribute original and high-quality research articles, review articles as well as cutting-edge research opinions to this peer-reviewed Special Issue in the journal Agriculture.

Prof. Dr. Jiaqiang Zheng
Prof. Dr. Youlin Xu
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • pest control
  • plant protection machinery
  • pesticide application technology
  • intelligent spraying system
  • variable-rate technology
  • pesticide atomizing and nozzles
  • pesticide inline mixing
  • droplet drift control
  • electrostatic spraying
  • cropping system

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The Advancement and Prospects of the Tree Trunk Injection Technique in the Prevention and Control of Diseases and Pests
by Qingqing Shang, Hongcai Lu, Mengdi Yang, Yujie Wu and Qing Chen
Agriculture 2024, 14(1), 107; https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture14010107 - 8 Jan 2024
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Traditional spraying of pesticides causes significant drift losses, and the residues of pesticides can also affect non-targeted organisms in the environment. Tree injection technology is a precise and targeted pesticide delivery method used in the prevention and treatment of tree and fruit tree [...] Read more.
Traditional spraying of pesticides causes significant drift losses, and the residues of pesticides can also affect non-targeted organisms in the environment. Tree injection technology is a precise and targeted pesticide delivery method used in the prevention and treatment of tree and fruit tree pest infestations. It uses the tree’s xylem to transport the injected pesticides throughout the entire plant, reducing pesticide exposure in an open environment. This review summarizes the basic principles and development process of tree injection technology, compares its advantages with other application techniques, describes the development of injection equipment and key information to be aware of, and proposes suggestions for future research directions in injection application techniques. Full article
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A Review: Development of Plant Protection Methods and Advances in Pesticide Application Technology in Agro-Forestry Production
by Jiaqiang Zheng and Youlin Xu
Agriculture 2023, 13(11), 2165; https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture13112165 - 17 Nov 2023
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In this review, through reviewing the history of the struggle between human beings and plant diseases, insects and weeds, more specifically thoughts on plant protection in ancient Chinese agricultural books, the recognition of plant pests as a target and six types of plant [...] Read more.
In this review, through reviewing the history of the struggle between human beings and plant diseases, insects and weeds, more specifically thoughts on plant protection in ancient Chinese agricultural books, the recognition of plant pests as a target and six types of plant protection methods and 36 subdivision measures are summarized. Then, we focus on the development overview of pesticide application technology and conduct a systematic review by combining the development timeline of pesticide application and key technologies including performance measurement and the simulation and modeling of pesticide-spraying systems. Finally, three suggestions for further research are proposed from the perspectives of human beings’ and environmental health, sustainable and eco-friendly application media and efficient application equipment systems in plant protection. Full article
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