The measurement of multiple spray deposits by sequential application of metal chelate tracers

Murray, R.A. and Cross, J.V. and Ridout, Martin S. (2000) The measurement of multiple spray deposits by sequential application of metal chelate tracers. Annals of Applied Biology, 137 (3). pp. 245-252. ISSN 0003-4746. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Chelates of the transition metals copper, cobalt, manganese and zinc, available as foliar feeds, were identified as the most suitable spray tracers for comparisons of deposits arising from up to four sequential applications to a single target. Their use minimised many of the disadvantages associated with other commonly used tracers such as visible and fluorescent dyes, and it was possible to quantify each tracer when present on the target in ratios of up to 100: 1. Each spray solution contained a single chelate at a metal concentration of 1 g litre(-1). The recovery of metal chelates from plant tissue may not be quantitative, as a consequence of absorption or adsorption by leaves for example. The food colorant tartrazine, at a concentration of 10 g litre(-1), was shown to be a suitable internal standard for estimation of percentage recovery. Combined spray deposits were recovered readily from apple leaves and fruit by aqueous extraction and analysed by atomic absorption spectroscopy. The spray deposit of each metal tracer was calculated from the raw analytical data using procedures for generating calibration curves designed to optimise the accuracy of the analysis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: spray tracers; spray deposits; copper; cobalt; manganese; zinc; EDTA chelate; tartrazine; multiple tracers; atomic absorption spectroscopy
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial Science
Depositing User: A. Xie
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2009 16:58
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