Dr. Masoud Salyani

Dr. Masoud Salyani

  Professor Emeritus
  Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  Phone: 863.956.5889
  Email: msi@ufl.edu

 

Program Emphasis

  • Characterization of spray droplet atomization and transport in airblast applications
  • Evaluation of changes in sprayer design and pesticide application techniques
  • Assessment of spray deposition and drift from ground and aerial applications
  • Development of GPS/GIS techniques for VRT application of pesticides
  • Development of sensors and methodologies for spray technology research
  • Development of a model and expert system for predicting spray deposition and drift
  • Efficient application of agrochemicals in citrus production systems

Recent Refereed Publications

Salyani, M., H. Zhu, R.D. Sweeb, N.Pai. 2013. Assessment of spray distribution with water-sensitive paper. Agric Eng Int: CIGR Journal 15(2): 101-111.

Larbi, P. A. and M. Salyani. 2013. Discretization for a spray deposition model: Criteria for temporal and spatial differencing.  Journal of Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 97:35-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2013.06.010

Salyani, M.,  D. R. Miller, M. Farooq, R. D. Sweeb. 2013.  Effects of sprayer operating parameters on drift potential of citrus air-carrier sprayers. Agric Eng Int: CIGR Journal 15 (1): 27-36.

Vanella, G., M. Salyani, P. Balsari. 2013. Spray interactions with a windbreak netting used in orchard applications.  Crop Protection 44: 95-103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2012.08.014

Larbi, P.A. and M. Salyani. 2012.  CitrusSprayEx: an expert system for planning citrus spray applications.  Jour. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 87: 85-93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2012.05.005

Boina. D. R., M. Salyani, S. Tiwari, K. Pelz-Stelinski, and L. L. Stelinski. 2012. Spray droplet size affects efficacy of fenpropathrin against Asian citrus psyllid. Journal of ASTM International 9(11): 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1520/STP104310

Farooq, M., M. Salyani, and T.W. Walker. 2012. Droplet characteristics and near nozzle dispersion of cold and thermal fogs. Journal of ASTM International 9(10):1-16. https://doi.org/10.1520/STP104278

Larbi, P.A. and M. Salyani. 2012. Model to predict spray deposition in citrus airblast sprayer applications-Part 2: Spray deposition. Transactions of the ASABE 55(1): 41-48. https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.41246

Larbi, P.A. and M. Salyani. 2012. Model to predict spray deposition in citrus airblast sprayer applications-Part 1: Spray dispersion. Transactions of the ASABE 55(1):29-39. https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.41245

Miller, D.R., L R. Khot, A.L. Hiscox, M. Salyani, T.W. Walker, and M. Farooq. 2012. Effect of atmospheric conditions on coverage of fogger applications in a desert surface boundary layer. Transactions of the ASABE 55(2): 351-361. https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.41373

Khot, L.R., M. Salyani, M. Farooq, T. W. Walker, R. D. Sweeb, P.A. Larbi, V. Smith,  R. Pomolis, C.A. Stoops. 2011. Assessment of aerosol deposition and movement in open field conditions. Agric Eng Int: CIGR Journal 13 (3): 1-12.

Vanella, G., M. Salyani, P. Balsari. S.H. Futch, and R.D. Sweeb. 2011. A method for assessing drift potential of a citrus herbicide applicator. HortTechnology 21(6):745-751. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTTECH.21.6.745

Vanella, G., M. Salyani, and P. Balsari. 2011. Effect of the nozzle adaptor of sprayer calibrator on flow rate measurements. Crop Protection 30 (8):1043-1047. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2011.03.010

Khot, L R., D.R. Miller, A.L. Hiscox, M. Salyani, T.W. Walker, and M. Farooq. 2011. Extrapolation of droplet catch measurements in aerosol application treatments. Atomization and Sprays 21(2):149-158. https://doi.org/10.1615/AtomizSpr.2011002846

Udumala Savary, S. K. J., R. Ehsani, M. Salyani, M.A. Hebel, and G.C. Bora. 2011. Study of force distribution in the citrus tree canopy during harvest using a continuous canopy shaker. Jour. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 76 (1):51-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2011.01.005

Zhu, H., M. Salyani, and R.D. Fox.  2011. A portable scanning system for evaluation of spray deposit distribution. Jour. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 76 (1): 38-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2011.01.003

Khot, L.R., M. Salyani, and R.D. Sweeb. 2010. Solar and storage degradations of oil- and water-soluble fluorescent dyes. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 27(2):211-216. https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.36489

Boina, D.R., E.O. Onagbola, M. Salyani, and L.L Stelinski. 2009. Antifeedant and sublethal effects of imidacloprid on Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri. Pest management Science 65: 870-877. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.1767

Pai, N., M. Salyani, and R.D. Sweeb. 2009. Regulating airflow of orchard airblast sprayer based on tree foliage density.  Transactions of the ASABE 52 (5):1423-1428. https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.29122

Boina, D.R., E.O. Onagbola, M. Salyani, and L.L Stelinski. 2009. Influence of posttreatment temperature on the toxicity of insecticides against Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 102 (2): 685-691. https://doi.org/10.1603/029.102.0229

Min, M. R. Ehsani, and M. Salyani.  2008.  Dynamic accuracy of GPS receivers in citrus orchards.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture 24(6):861-868. https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.25356

Salyani, M., M. Farooq, and R. D. Sweeb.  2007.  Spray deposition and mass balance in citrus orchard applications. Transactions of the ASABE 50 (6):1963-1969. https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.24092

Salyani, M., W.M. Miller, S. Buchanon, and R. D. Sweeb. 2007.  Managing aldicarb application with GPS/GIS systems.  J. ASTM International 4(5):1-7. https://doi.org/10.1520/STP47512S

Tumbo, S.D., M. Salyani, W.M. Miller, R. D. Sweeb, and S. Buchanon. 2007.  Evaluation of a variable rate controller for aldicarb application around buffer zones in citrus groves. J. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 56 (2):147-160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2007.01.010

Salyani, M., R. D. Sweeb, and M. Farooq.  2006. Comparison of string and ribbon samplers in orchard spray applications. Transactions of the ASAE 49 (6):1705-1710. https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.22287

Miller, W.M. and M. Salyani. 2006. Stewardship monitoring and control of aldicarb application to florida citrus. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 22(3): 351-356. https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.20452

Salyani, M. and W. M. Miller.  2005.  Precision application technology for monitoring soil applied pesticides in Florida citrus production. FRUTIC 05, Information and technology for sustainable fruit and vegetable production, 12-16/09/2005, Montpellier, France, pp 633-642.

Wei, J. and M. Salyani. 2005. Development of a laser scanner for measuring tree canopy characteristics, Phase 2:  Foliage density measurement. Transactions of the ASAE 48 (4): 1595-1601.

Salyani, M. and J. Wei. 2005. Effect of travel speed on characterizing citrus canopy structure with a laser scanner.  In: Precision Agriculture ’05, J.V. Stafford, Ed., pp 185-192. https://doi.org/10.3920/978-90-8686-549-9

Farooq, M. Salyani, M., and Whitney, J. D.  2005. Comparison of abscission spray application practices for mechanical harvesting of oranges. Journal of ASTM International2(4): 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1520/STP11982S  

Wei, J. and M. Salyani.  2004. Development of a laser scanner for measuring tree canopy characteristics, Phase 1: Prototype development.  Transactions of the ASAE 47 (6): 2101-2107.

Stover, E., D. Scotto, C. Wilson, and M. Salyani.  2004. Pesticide spraying in Indian River grapefruit: III. Opportunities for improving efficiency while reducing off-target deposition. HortTechnology 14 (4): 564-574. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTTECH.14.4.0564

Farooq, M., M. Salyani, and J. D. Whitney.  2004. Abscission spray application practices for mechanical harvesting of oranges.  ASTM STP 1460: Pesticide Formulations and Delivery Systems 24: 105-117.

Stover, E., J. Hebb, R. Sonoda, and M. Salyani.  2004.  Airblast application of copper fungicide to grapefruit does not affect windscar. HortScience 39(3): 516-519. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI.39.3.516

Farooq, M. and M. Salyani. 2004. Flow rate errors of atomizers used on orchard tower sprayers. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 20(4):  417-422.

Zaman, Q.U. and M. Salyani. 2004. Effects of foliage density and ground speed on ultrasonic measurement of citrus tree volume.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture 20(2): 173-178. https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.15887

Farooq, M. and M. Salyani.  2004.  Modeling of spray penetration and deposition on citrus tree canopies.  Transactions of the ASAE 47 (3): 619-627. https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.16091

Salyani M. and M. Farooq.  2003.  Sprayer air energy demand for satisfactory spray coverage in citrus applications, Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc.116: 298-304.

Salyani, M.  2003.  Droplet size affects durability of spray deposits. ASTM STP 1449: Pesticide Formulations and Application Systems 23: 221-233. https://doi.org/10.1520/STP11209S

Farooq, M., M. Salyani, and J. D. Whitney. 2003.  Effect of application techniques on abscission chemical deposition and mechanical harvesting of ‘Valencia’ oranges.  HortTechnology 13(2): 12-19. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTTECH.13.2.0344

Stover, E., D. Scotto, C. Wilson, and M. Salyani.  2003.  Pesticide spraying in Indian River grapefruit: II.  Overview of factors influencing spray efficacy and off-target deposition.  HortTechnology 13(1): 166-177. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTTECH.13.1.0166

Salyani, M., J. D. Whitney, and M. Farooq.  2002.  Application of abscission sprays for mechanical harvesting of Hamlin orange. ASTM STP 1430: Pesticide Formulations and Delivery Systems 22: 134-147. https://doi.org/10.1520/STP11119S

Farooq, M., M. Salyani, and J. D. Whitney. 2002.  Improving the efficacy of abscission sprays for mechanical harvesting of oranges. Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc.115: 247-252.

Farooq, M. and M. Salyani.  2002. Spray penetration into citrus tree canopy from two application systems.  Transactions of the ASAE 45(5): 1287-1293. https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.9306

Salyani, M., L.W. Timmer, C.W. McCoy, and R.C. Littell.  2002.  Petroleum spray oils in Florida citrus applications. in: Spray Oils Beyond 2000 - Sustainable Pest and Disease Management. University of Western Sydney, Australia, pp 595-600.

Tumbo, S.D., M. Salyani, J. D. Whitney, T. A. Wheaton, and W. M. Miller.  2002.  Investigation of Laser and Ultrasonic Ranging Sensors for Measurements of Citrus Canopy Volume. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 18 (3): 367-372. https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.8587

Salyani, M., E. BenSalem, and J. D. Whitney.  2002.  Spray deposition and abscission efficacy of CMN-Pyrazole in mechanical harvesting of ‘Valencia’ orange. Transactions of the ASAE 45 (2): 265-271. https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.8516

Theriault, R., M. Salyani, and B. Panneton.  2001. Spray distribution and recovery in citrus application with a recycling sprayer.  Transactions of the ASAE 44(5): 1083-1088. https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.6430

Whitney, J.D., E. BenSalem, and M. Salyani.  2001. The effect of trunk shaker patterns on Florida orange removal.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture 17 (4): 461-464. https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.6462

Salyani, M., E. BenSalem, and J. D. Whitney.  2001.  Spray deposition effect on abscission efficacy of CMN-pyrazole in harvesting oranges. ASTM STP 1414:Pesticide Formulations and Application Systems 21: 185-196. https://doi.org/10.1520/STP10728S

Theriault, R., M. Salyani, and B. Panneton.  2001. Development of a recycling sprayer for efficient orchard pesticide application.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture 17 (2): 143-150. https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.5456

Fox, R.D., M. Salyani, J. A. Cooper, and R.D. Brazee. 2001.  Spot size comparisons on oil/water sensitive paper. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 17 (2): 131-136. https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.5454

Whitney, J.D., U. Hartmond, W.J. Kender, J.K. Burns, and  M. Salyani.  2000. Orange removal with trunk shakers and abscission chemicals.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture 16(4): 367-371.

Koo, Y.M., M. Salyani, and  J.D. Whitney.  2000.  Spray variable effects on abscission of orange fruit for mechanical harvesting.  Transactions of the ASAE 43(5): 1067-1073. https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.2999

Salyani, M.  2000.  Optimization of deposition efficiency for airblast sprayers.  Transactions of the ASAE 43(2 ): 247-253. http://dx.doi.org/10.13031/2013.2699