Apr 23, 2020

Laboratory sprayer for testing of microbial biocontrol agents: design and calibration

BioRxiv : the Preprint Server for Biology
Zoltan ErdosB. Raymond


The lack of commercially available low-cost laboratory spraying equipment for testing microbial control agents can hinder advancement in the field of biocontrol. This study presents an inexpensive, portable sprayer that is calibrated utilizing laboratory consumables. The computer aided design files are made available so that it is freely modifiable and can be used for machine routing or 3D printing. Bioassay data was obtained by spraying Myzus persicae with spores of entomopathogenic fungi. Observed variation in droplet deposition within tested pressure and volume settings, and spore deposition within sprayed concentrations were low. Bioassay results show reproducible mortality for the tested doses.

  • References
  • Citations


  • We're still populating references for this paper, please check back later.
  • References
  • Citations


  • This paper may not have been cited yet.

Mentioned in this Paper

Cytochrome C Oxidase
CFC1 gene
Family Planorbidae
Alternaria alternata group
Astacus astacus
Helix (Snails)

Related Feeds

BioRxiv & MedRxiv Preprints

BioRxiv and MedRxiv are the preprint servers for biology and health sciences respectively, operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Here are the latest preprint articles (which are not peer-reviewed) from BioRxiv and MedRxiv.