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Sprayer Inspection in Sicily on the Basis of Workshop Activity

  • Emanuele CerrutoEmail author
  • Giuseppe Manetto
  • Domenico Longo
  • Rita Papa
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 67)

Abstract

The European Directive on the sustainable use of pesticides makes mandatory the functional inspection of pesticide application equipment in all member States by the 26th November 2016. In this paper the inspection activity in Sicily region is analyzed. The test reports produced by each workshop center in the period January 2014–May 2019 have been examined. The analysis allowed knowing, on regional basis, number and type of inspected equipment, spreading of the different models of sprayer and their prevalent use. Moreover, being inspection centers mechanical workshops too, the analysis of test reports allowed knowing the condition of machines when inspected and the main repairs carried out.

Keywords

Pesticide application equipment Sustainable use of pesticides National action plan 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The activity presented in the paper is part of the research grant “Piano della Ricerca 2016-2018 - UNICT – Innovazioni attraverso applicazioni ICT nel settore delle costruzioni rurali, della pianificazione del territorio agro-forestale e della meccanizzazione della difesa fitosanitaria. WP1 – Sviluppo di tecniche e di applicazioni anche informatiche per l’innovazione nel settore della meccanizzazione della difesa fitosanitaria”. Authors wish to thank Dr. C. Ferrantello and Dr. G. Affrunti of Regional Department of Agriculture of Sicily for having made the data available.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emanuele Cerruto
    • 1
    Email author
  • Giuseppe Manetto
    • 1
  • Domenico Longo
    • 1
  • Rita Papa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Di3A)University of CataniaCataniaItaly

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