Skip to Main Content
The crush and spray: a patented design for herbicide application with less wasteAuthor(s): Cherie LeBlanc Fisher; Adam H. Wiese
Source: Native Plants. 10: 53-56.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
PDF: View PDF (367.89 KB)
DescriptionThe USDA Forest Service recently patented an equipment design to deliver herbicides more efficiently and cost-effectively. Towed by a standard all-terrain vehicle, the Crush and Spray can access out-of-the-way or wet locations. An adjustable roller first knocks down the unwanted plants. A low-set spray boom with wide angle sprayer nozzles then provides precise, close-to-the-ground application of herbicide along the length of each plant. The operator can easily control the flow of chemicals using a pressurized pumping system with a simple on-off switch. This Crush and Spray system treats targeted plants without wasting herbicides or creating overspray and chemical drift.
- Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
- During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
- Please contact Sharon Hobrla, firstname.lastname@example.org if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationFisher, Cherie LeBlanc; Wiese, Adam H. 2009. The crush and spray: a patented design for herbicide application with less waste. Native Plants. 10: 53-56.
Keywordsweed treatment, mechanical application, herbicide
- Competing vegetation in ponderosa pine plantations: ecology and control
- Plants' essential chemical elements
- Non-target effects of broadleaf herbicide on a native perennial forb: a demographic framework for assessing and minimizing impacts
XML: View XML