Method and Apparatus for Applying Herbicides
A method of applying herbicide to plants involves delivering a liquid herbicide solution to the plant foliage in a high pressure jet of sufficient energy to physically disrupt the surface of the foliage. The high pressure jet can be either a coherent jet or it can be a stream of droplets. The coherent stream can have sufficient energy to cut the foliage, creating new surfaces that are more wettable by the herbicide solution, and more susceptible to penetration by the herbicide in the solution. The droplets in the droplet stream can be made to be of sufficient size and energy to penetrate the plant tissue, and even to penetrate the plant's cells, thereby speeding uptake of the herbicide by the plant.
M. Mazurkiewicz, "Method and Apparatus for Applying Herbicides," The Curators of the University of Missouri, Jan 1996.
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