Reducing runoff and environmental impact of agricultural sprays

Kripa Varanasi with Maxime Costalonga & David Kang

This project is developing novel spray formulations to improve the application of agricultural pesticides. These new formulations enable the pesticide drops to adhere better to leaf and fruit surfaces without bouncing or rolling off, thereby decreasing the volume of pesticide application and limiting pollution of soils, surface water, and groundwater.  

This grant is funded by the JWAFS Solution Program.

Watch the team demonstrate the application on BBC's Follow the Food episode "How to detox our food" (starting at 10:55):

See Professor Kripa Varanasi present their project at IdeaStream 2020 below.

See Maxime Costalonga present their project at IdeaStream 2019 below.

See Maher Damak present their project at IdeaStream 2018 below.