Trends in Airborne Equipment for Agriculture and Other Areas

Trends in Airborne Equipment for Agriculture and Other Areas

Proceedings of a Seminar Organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Warsaw, 18-22 September 1978

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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Trends in Airborne Equipment for Agriculture and Other Areas is a collection of papers presented at a Seminar on Techno-economic Trends in Airborne Equipment for Agriculture and other Selected Areas of the National Economy (Aero-agro '78), organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and held in Warsaw, Poland, on September 18-22, 1978. Contributors examine the role of airborne equipment in agriculture and other areas from the perspectives of economic, technical and environmental concerns. Attention is paid to the value of soil surveys and land evaluation maps and of biogeographical analyses of pest outbreaks in planning aerial application operations. This book is comprised of 45 chapters and begins with a discussion on the economic aspects of airborne equipment, with emphasis on the value of bio-aeronautics in crop production and protection and of aircraft in the management of biological resources. Among the many techniques to improve economic efficiency, speed and timing are highlighted. The technical design and operation of equipment for aircraft are also considered, along with the use of helicopters as airborne cranes for a wide range of applications such as building construction and geological surveys. The results of experiments on the corrosive effects of pesticides, both in water and oil suspensions, are presented. A non-polluting insecticide particularly suited for ultra-low volume operations is also described, together with the use of light aircraft for fighting forest fires. This monograph will be a valuable resource for economists and agriculturists as well as policymakers in both areas.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    Conclusion and Recommendations

    List of Contributors

    I Economic Aspects

    The Value of Bio-Aeronautics: a Geographical View

    Aircraft Equipment and Biological Objectives

    Application Techniques and Biology

    Perspectives of Aerial Agricultural Equipment Development and Agricultural Aviation Ground Support Mechanization

    The Role of the International Agricultural Aviation Center

    Airborne Infrared Equipment as an Aid to Agriculture and Other Economic Activities

    A Method for Determining the Technical and Economic Characteristics of Airplanes and Helicopters Used in Agriculture

    Evaluation of Quality and Efficacy of Herbicide Spraying by Helicopter

    Effectiveness of Aircraft in Cereal Fertilization

    Application of the Quantimet Image Analyzer to Agricultural Aviation Problems

    An Isotopic Method for Determining the Distribution of Chemicals in Agricultural Aviation

    Methodology for the Economic Evaluation of the Efficiency of the Use of Airborne Equipment in Sectors of the National Economy

    An Outline of Aviation Insurance Covering Aircraft Used in Bio-Aeronautical Operations, as Regulated by Italian Law

    II(a) Design Problems of Aircraft and Equipment

    Special Instruments for Agricultural Airplanes

    New Type of Airborne Agricultural Equipment

    Field Performance of Micronair Atomizers with Ulvair and Water-Based Sprays

    The Bifoil Atomizer

    The Design of an Aircraft-Mounted Net for Catching Airborne Insects

    Development and Testing of New Types of Agricultural Equipment for the KA-26 Helicopter

    Technical Forecasting and Classification of Agricultural Aircraft

    Applications for Aerostats in Agriculture

    The Agricultural Aircraft Noise Problem

    II(b) Operational Questions including Servicing

    Use of Helicopters in Building and Assembly Work in the USSR

    Increased Efficiency in the Use of Civil Aviation in Industry, Geology and Construction

    The Use of Helicopters in Construction and Erection Work

    A New Positioning Aid for Agricultural Aviation

    Effects on Aircraft Construction Materials of Contact with Pesticides

    Remotely-Piloted Aircraft for Crop Protection

    Selected Problems of the Technical and Operational Applicability of Helicopters in Agriculture

    Result of Experience of Many Years' Standing of the Agricultural Aero-Services Department

    Experience Gained during Utilization of Agricultural Helicopters for Crop Growth in Poland

    Organization and Results of the Agricultural Work Performed in the Opole District by Means of Mi-2 Helicopters, in 1975-1977

    The Influence of the Aircraft Wake on Downwind Dispersal of ULV Sprays

    The Importance of the Use of Aircraft in the Intensification of Crop Production in the Democratic Republic

    Problems of Droplet Drift by Low-Volume Spraying

    III Environmental Considerations

    Monitoring of Environmental Pollution, Using Airborne Equipment

    Helicopter as a Means for Protecting the Natural Environment of The Swietokrzyski National Park

    Distribution of Aerially Applied Small Drops in Conifer Forests in Canada

    Use of Light Aircraft for Fighting Forest Fires in France

    Use of Air Transport in the Control of Forest Fires and for the Protection of the Natural Environment in the Lombardy Region

    Modern Equipment Used on Movable-Wing Aircraft for Fighting Forest Fires in the Piedmont

    The Use of Aircraft for Forest Protection Against Fire in Italy

    Decamethrin, a New Non-Polluting Agricultural Insecticide Particularly Suitable for Ultra-Low-Volume Aerial Applications

    Studies on Malathion Pollution in the Air after Mosquito Control in Two Areas of Hungary

Product details

  • No. of pages: 374
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483156101

About the Author

Unknown Author

Dr. Sam Stuart is a physiotherapist and a research Fellow within the Balance Disorders Laboratory, OHSU. His work focuses on vision, cognition and gait in neurological disorders, examining how technology-based interventions influence these factors. He has published extensively in world leading clinical and engineering journals focusing on a broad range of activities such as real-world data analytics, algorithm development for wearable technology and provided expert opinion on technology for concussion assessment for robust player management. He is currently a guest editor for special issues (sports medicine and transcranial direct current stimulation for motor rehabilitation) within Physiological Measurement and Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, respectively.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Fellow, Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation, Northumbria University, UK Honorary Physiotherapist, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Shields, UK

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