Séminaire du Prof. Erdal Ozkan, 20 mars 2019

Séminaire de l’UMR

20 mars 2019 à 11h, Irstea, Minéa, salle Orient

Review of research activities at OSU (Ohio State University) in the field of spray application for plant protection

par Prof. Erdal Ozkan – Ohio State University, FABE, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Ohio State University, FABE, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Dr. Ozkan is internationally-recognized for his scholarly activities in the area of pesticide application technology and pesticide waste management. In addition to conducting research and co-teaching a course in Pesticide Application, he provides leadership in development and implementation of Extension educational programs in Ohio related to new developments in pesticide application technology. Some of the specific research and teaching areas Dr. Ozkan is involved in includes:

  • Efficient and effective application of pesticides
  • Design, development and operation of pesticide application equipment
  • Selection of best spray equipment and nozzles for specific application situations
  • Technologies for reducing spray drift
  • Technologies for reducing pesticide waste
  • Variable-rate application of pesticides
  • Field evaluation of spray equipment for spray drift and efficacy

Dr. Ozkan has produced a variety of educational materials. He has authored or co-authored 5 book chapters, over 70 refereed journal publications, 60 other educational publications for pesticide applicators, farmers and sprayer manufacturers. He has presented technical papers at over 100 conferences in the U.S.A. and in other countries. He has developed numerous microcomputer software and audio-visuals related to pesticide application technology. 20 of his educational materials have received the ASABE (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering) Educational Aids Blue Ribbon Award. Most recently, he is the co-recipient of the ASABE’s “Design Concept of the Year” award for development of a variable rate orchard sprayer using laser technology.