Canadian Forest Service Publications

A trailer mounted insecticide mixing loading unit. 1978. Armstrong, J. A. Mosquito News 38:19-24.

Year: 1978

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 33306

Language: English

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Research and small operational applications to study efficacy of pesticides applied by air or ground application equipment are frequently jeopardized by the use of poorly designed, ineffective mixing equipment. The result is the application of a badly mixed and frequently contaminated formualtion. A trailer mounted mixing loading unit capable of handling suspensions, emulsions and solutions is described. The mixing tank is fitted with a paddle agitation and recirculation mixing system for power supply. An extra tank to hold clean solvent permits quick cleaning of the plumbing to prevent cross contamination of the test batches of material.