• Laboratory studies to examine the effects of droplet size, temperature, humidity and air velocity on the evaporation of pesticide formulations.
  • Laboratory bioassays and efficacy comparisons of chemical and biological pesticide formulations.
  • Demonstration of ULV application technology for the aerial application Bacillus thuringiensis against forest insect pests in the Czech and Slovak Federal Republics, Chile and the United States.
  • Field evaluation of improved application technology for the control of Late Blight on potatoes.
  • Review and compilation of information on data requirements for the assessment of pesticide drift and environmental impact for the development of pesticide buffer zones.
  • Field evaluation and predictive modeling of spray deposit and drift of pesticide sprays in agriculture, forestry and public health. 
  • Review of national and international regulatory data requirements and guidelines related to pesticide drift.
  • Evaluation of agricultural spray drift as a factor in the contamination of the Aconcagua river watershed in Chile.
  • Model estimation of airborne spray cloud concentrations and spray deposit on the ground resulting from aerial and ground applications of insecticide for the control of mosquitoes.
  • Transfer of Canadian technology to improve the management and use of pesticides in Chilean agriculture.
  • Transfer of Canadian technology to strengthen the institutional framework for the management of pesticides in Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.
  • Peer Review of draft report on Toxicological Risk Assessment Pertaining to Potential Occupational and Related Exposures Associated with Herbicide Spraying Operations.
  • Development of Standard Operating Procedures for herbicide management (environmental protection, transport, storage, mixing and loading, maintenance and calibration, application, monitoring, record keeping and emergency response).
  • Examination of a possible operational coordinating structure for implementing the National Forest Pest Strategy based on the model of the Canadian Inter-Agency Forest Fire Centre.

Examples of Past Projects

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