Assessing water sensitive paper – Part 3

This is the final part of our three-part article discussing methods for digitizing and processing water sensitive paper. You can read part one here and part two here. Morphological operations We can now move on to the larger shapes, or “morphology” of the objects in our binary image. Our goal is to quantify deposits by […]

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Riparian vegetation or low-drift nozzles for water protection?

Authors: T M Wolf, B C Caldwell and J L Pederson. Originally published in Aspects of Applied Biology 71, 2004, in expanded form. Abstract Spray drift deposition into water bodies may pose environmental and health hazards, and buffer zones have been suggested as a means of mitigating water contamination.  Field trials were conducted to determine […]

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Drift is… good?

OK, fine. We confess to the shameful use of click-bait in our title. Nevertheless, it’s absolutely true: Drift can be good. The reason this statement is unsettling is because of the lack of context, which is really what this article is about. The majority of sprayer-related information available to ag stakeholders relates to horizontal boom […]

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Assessing Water Sensitive Paper – Part 2

This is part two of our three-part monster-article on methods for digitizing and processing water sensitive paper. You can read part one here. Image analysis software There are many choices of software designed to analyze digitized WSP images (E.g. Optomax, Stainalysis Freeware, DropVision, ImagePro Plus, DropletScan, AgroScan, DepositScan, UTHSCA ImageTool). Some were developed for aerial […]

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Assessing Water Sensitive Paper – Part 1

About this article This is not a typical article for www.sprayers101.com. We like to develop actionable, data-driven content written in an easily-read format. Some articles discuss the results of research, some describe best practices and techniques, and occasionally there’s a song parody. But this article is different. We recently wrote about the three commercially-available brands […]

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