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spray

1
1. fine particles of a liquid
2. 
a. a liquid, such as perfume, paint, etc., designed to be discharged from an aerosol or atomizer
b. the aerosol or atomizer itself

spray

2
Botany a single slender shoot, twig, or branch that bears buds, leaves, flowers, or berries, either growing on or detached from a plant

spray

[′sprā]
(astrophysics)
An explosive release of gas in all directions from the sun's chromosphere, with velocities as high as 930 miles (1500 kilometers) per second, which normally occurs in the first minutes of a flare.
(engineering)
A mechanically produced dispersion of liquid into a gas stream; as drops are large, the spray is unstable and the liquid will fall free of the gas stream when velocity decreases.

spray

(networking)
A Unix command that sends packets to a host and reports performance statistics. The number of packets, delay between packets and packet length can all be specified. The spray command uses the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) protocol to send a one-way stream of packets to the sprayd daemon on the given host. With the "-i" option, spray uses the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) instead of RPC. Normally these will be echoed automatically, creating a return stream.

Unix manual page: spray(1M).
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The total spray drift from spray nozzle above patternator was calculated from the following equation [15]
Government regulations at all levels will increase especially in the area of spray drift, worker protection, endangered species and the farm community (the area around the farmer's fields, the farm worker community).
It should also pay the complainant for any loss of value to his property caused by the spray drift, she added.
Eventually, they worked out a buffer zone agreement with the government that required spraying be kept away from occupied buildings in the hope of reducing human exposure to spray drift.
Contents Background Extent of Drug Crop Cultivation Eradication Programs Colombia Peru Bolivia Alternative Development Programs Colombia Peru Bolivia Issues for Congress Health and Environmental Effects of Herbicides Studies on Glyphosate Toxicity of Additives Spraying in National Parks Alternative Methods Reliability of Drug Crop Estimates Effectiveness and Sustainability of Aerial Eradication Eradication Challenges Spray Drift Compensation for Accidental Spraying Social Effects Effectiveness and Sustainability of Alternative Development Alternative Development Challenges Linking Eradication and AD Resources Appropriate Crop Substitution Appendix A.
UW scientists have also developed a laser-based method that allows them to monitor pesticide spray drift in real time.
According to Betsy Marsh, "EPA assessments and numerous field reports suggest that spray drift from aerial eradication likely causes substantial damage to non-target vegetation, destroying habitat and causing adverse effects to wildlife.
COMPULSORY no-spray buffer zones around farm fields have been rejected by the government despite claims that peoples' health has been affected by spray drift.
Although restrictions were put in place to limit the potential for spray drift, run-off and damage to food crops, records indicate the effects were sometimes observed as far as 200 meters down wind.
Vine-X also can be used for minor vegetation control tasks by nonspecialist right of way service personnel (rather than having to employ a licensed applicator with a backpack sprayer), where vine and brush control are needed in environmentally sensitive situations, and where the total avoidance of spray drift and misting is an issue.
Many manufacturers produce new nozzles that are designed to reduce spray drift by reducing the generation of very fine droplets," Shenk notes.
It is supposed not to be harmful to plants, but being hyper-cautious, I would tend to protect them against spray drift.