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Register of loss reducing equipment

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The register of loss reducing equipment is a section of the “descriptive list”. Use ordinances of many plant protection products refer to loss reducing characteristics.

Manufacturer of plant protection equipment can request a test on drift reducing qualities of their equipment from the Institute. Plant protection equipment which applies for the register of loss reducing equipment needs to be successfully tested in the approval procedure beforehand. Successfully tested equipment enters the register of loss reducing equipment in the section “drift reduction”.

The applicant has to supply the necessary results for evaluation himself, achieved from field measurements (JKI-Directive 7-1.5) or wind tunnel measurements (ISO 22856) in drift trials. The procedure of registration is defined in the JKI-Directive 2-2.1.

Furthermore, the Institute tests plant protection equipment as to its rate of saved products (JKI-Directive 2-3.1) and enters the satisfactory equipment into the register of loss reducing equipment in the section  “reduction of plant protection product “. Plant protection equipment which applies for the register of loss reducing equipment needs to be successfully tested in the approval procedure beforehand.

Contact:
Dr. Tanja Pelzer