Reducing runoff and environmental impact of agricultural sprays

Year 2017
Project team Kripa Varanasi with Maxime Costalonga and David Kang

Novel spray formulations

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 was funded by the J-WAFS Solution Program.

How to detox our food

The team demonstrates the application on BBC’s Follow the Food episode, “How to detox our food” (starting at 10:55)

Professor Kripa Varanasi presents Reducing Agricultural Pollution at IdeaStream 2020.