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.
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 Constructio
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