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Effectiveness of a Low-volume Spray Technology in the Control of Major Strawberry Diseases in Florida

L. G. Cordova and N. A. Peres

November 2016


Florida strawberry production is greatly affected by Botrytis and anthracnose fruit rots, caused by Botrytis cinerea and Colletotrichum acutatum, respectively. Fungicide applications are the most effective method for control of both diseases. Traditionally, Florida strawberry growers use sprayers mounted with hydraulic nozzles delivering high flow rates. The objective of this study was to compare the standard hydraulic nozzle sprayer with the air-assisted rotary atomizer.


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