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Field trials of novel device for optimising crop spray deposits successfully completed


New novel device to measure spray deposits on crops

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“We have developed our first prototype of a hand-held imaging fluorometer, which measures the spray deposits on crops,” reports Technical Director, Dr John Attridge. “Field trials to test the prototype have been completed at Cherry Orchards in Sevenoaks, UK. These trials have helped in our understanding of how well the device is functioning practically ie battery life, spray coverage analysis etc. These insights are being used to further enhance the development of our commercial product," concluded John.

We are working with a number of the UK’s leading horticultural producers, under an Innovate UK funded project, who recognise the importance of setting new standards of best practice for crop spraying. This new technology will enable spray operators to determine and optimise sprayer performance e.g. according to crop structure, growth and weather conditions, as well as quality assure spray applications and check for off-target contamination. It is anticipated that this technology will readily transfer throughout agriculture and horticulture industries.

For more information please contact: 

For more information please contact: Dr John Attridge Tel: 0208 481 9000For more information please contact: 
Dr John Attridge, Technical Director
Tel: +44(0)20 8481 9000 


NOTES TO EDITORS - Chelsea Technologies is a leading design and manufacturer of sensors & systems for the maritime, marine science, water environmental, defence and process control markets.  For food, beverage, cosmetic, water or automobile companies,  or any firms manufacturing products that will be directly consumed or used by people processes must be highly scrutinized for cleanliness, contamination, sanitation and quality. Chelsea has a range of sensors specifically developed for the monitoring and control of industrial process. These sensors give early warning of product contamination.


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