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Environmental Technology Verification: Pesticide Spray Drift Reduction Technologies for Row and Field Crops

Evaluation of the Verification Protocol for Low and High Speed Wind Tunnel Testing

The Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program, established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is designed to accelerate the development and commercialization of new or improved technologies through third-party verification and reporting of performance.

The goal of the ETV Program is to verify the performance of commercially ready environmental technologies through the evaluation of objective and quality-assured data in order to provide potential purchasers and permitters an independent, credible assessment of the technology.

EPA established a Drift Reduction Technology (DRT) project under EPA’s Environmental and Sustainable Technology (ESTE) program, which itself is part of the ETV Program.

This report describes the evaluation of the draft protocol for pesticide spray DRTs verification at low and high speeds. All testing was performed in accordance with approved test/quality assurance plans that implement the requirements of the generic verification protocol at the test laboratory.  

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