Seminar Series

High-voltage, lasers and pesticides – Investigating pesticide transfer efficacy with electrostatically charged sprays, and how 6 months took 3 years.


Eugene McNearney


Masters Student (recently submitted), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury

Time & Place

Fri, 19 Mar 2021 14:00:00 NZDT in Link 309 Lecture Theatre


Increasing food demands drives demands for improved crop yield. Pesticides provide a way of protecting crops and improving yields, but at the cost of damage downstream. This talk will cover the application of electrostatics to the pesticide spraying and the struggle I had quantifying the improvement that electrostatics had. Topics include: lasers, high-voltage, optics and computer vision.






Refreshments will be provided.

ECE postgraduates are expected to attend.