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Bounce Behavior and Regulation of Pesticide Solution Droplets on Rice Leaf Surfaces.

A new interesting article has been published in J Agric Food Chem. 2018 Oct 23. doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.8b02619. [Epub ahead of print] and titled:

Bounce Behavior and Regulation of Pesticide Solution Droplets on Rice Leaf Surfaces.

Authors of this article are:

Zheng L, Cao C, Cao L, Chen Z, Huang Q, Song B.

A summary of the article is shown below:

Pesticide spray droplets can damage ecological environments and negatively affect biodiversity if they reach non-target areas. Effective retention of pesticide droplets on plant surfaces is an important challenge. In this study, a high-speed camera was utilized to visualize the bounce behavior of droplets of different pesticide solutions on rice leaf surfaces. We explored the addition of surfactants (SAAs) to different pesticide solutions and altered a pesticide solution system to prevent or regulate droplet bounce behavior. Experimental results indicate that the addition of SAAs to a pesticide solution can inhibit the bouncing of droplets on rice leaf surfaces. Additionally, a water-in-oil (EO) emulsion can not only significantly inhibit droplet rebound on a superhydrophobic surface, but also quickly and automatically spread pesticide droplets to maximize the wetting area. Therefore, this work effectively improves the utilization of pesticides and reduces environmental pollution.

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