Research and Development
Jones Air is focussed on the development of new and innovative technology to optimise our industry's efficiency and performance by reducing spray drift while maintaining efficacy.
With the continuing push for more efficient aerial spraying and the reduced use of herbicides and pesticides, Jones Air collaborated with Graham Barrett of Spraycheck Pty Ltd to design and maufacture the JARBA rotating Boom Assembly range.
Jarba combined with the Farmscan Airlink Controller allows automatic droplet control to suit changing flight conditions making spray jobs more effective and efficient. In the past, pilots were unable to regulate the spray application from the cockpit and had to land each time to make adjustments. While flying pilots can also combat spray drift by adjusting the boom length for spraying in sensitive areas and along paddock boundaries.
The nozzle and units were trialled at the Pesticide Wind Tunnel Research Facility at the University of Queensland, Gatton, with plans to do further testing at the facility.
JARBA was designed, manufactured and marketed with the financial assistance from a Research and Development Start Grant through AusIndustry and the Department of State Development, Queensland.
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Jones Air is the sole designated Aerial Agricultural company assigned for trial work on the UNISPRAY rotary atomiser. We also provide aircraft for product testing to assist in improved chemical management.
||The Unispray nozzle in action during wind tunnel testing
||The Unispray nozzle as installed on an aircraft boom for testing|
Granule Flow Meter Sensor
This apparatus is designed to work with the PFM Airlink control box to measure the quantity of granular material that is being applied from aircraft (kg/ha).