International Conference on Agricultural Engineering
du 23 au 26 septembre 1996
[en] Sprayer ; Inspection ; Control method
[en] A European stream leads member countries to take action on sprayer conformity. Volontary inspection of crop sprayers are carried out in several countries. These control methods are not always specifically defined. Other countries, such as Germany, Holland and Belgium, have established a compulsory inspection of crop sprayers already in use. In these cases, inspection methods and practical organisation have been clearly and officially defined.
The Belgian Federal Ministry of Agriculture implemented on 04 September 1995 a compulsory inspection of crop sprayers in use in Belgium. Prior to that, the first goal was to choose a method adapted to an “on site” inspection. The control procedure that has been selected for the whole of Belgium is different from that practiced in many countries where the patternator is used. The practical organisation on site is also quite different.