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Standard operating procedures for operating, maintenance and storage of desert locust sprayers

Motorised mistblower for ultra-low volume spraying (airblast)











FAO. 2022. Standard operating procedures for operating, maintenance and storage of desert locust sprayers: Motorised mistblower for ultra-low volume spraying (ablast). Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region. Rome.



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