Staff Directory

Mr Simon Cooper C.ENV, I.Eng, BSc (Hons)

Senior Lecturer

Teaching Duties

  • M Eng, MSc, BEng, BSc and FdSc in the subjects of Agricultural mechanisation, Soil mechanics and traction, irrigation and drainage.
  • BASIS, PPA, Soil & Water certificate, NPTC training
  • HSE, Tyres & Traction, EA, pesticide applications

Research Interests

  • Agricultural Mechanisation
  • Pesticide application technologies
  • Soil Mechancs, cutlivation and traction
  • Irrigation and Drainage

Professional Memberships

  • Institution of Agricultural Engineering, MIAgrE
  • Association of Applied Biologists
  • Higher Education Academy

Academic Department: Engineering

Tel: +44 (0)1952 815261

Fax: +44 (0)1952 815261

Office: E102 Applied Engineering Facilities

Research profile: ORCID

Publications

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  • Nilars, M.S. Taylor, W.A. Cooper, S.E. and Taylor, B.P. (2004) Agrochemical spray accounting: the use of a possible international standard protocol to assess interactions of spray quality and water volume rates on target plant retention and treatment zone losses. Aspects of Applied Biology. 71 . 9-18.
  • Cooper, S.E. and Taylor, W.A. (2004) Pesticide container rinsing Operators under pressure. Aspects of Applied Biology. 71 . 409-413.
  • Cooper, S.E. and Taylor, W.A. (2004) A technique that quantifies the efficiency of spray transference to leaf surfaces. Aspects of Applied Biology. 71 . 423-430.
  • Cooper, S.E. and Taylor, W.A. (2003) A training guide to In-field sprayer cleaning. CD proceedings of :-Field sprayer cleaning. An industry specialist day to review the developments needed to ensure effective in-field sprayer cleaning methods. Harper Adams University College 31st March 2003
  • Cooper S.E., Taylor W.A. and Foster D.F. (2003) Evaluation of high-speed digital photography (Phantom 5) to study spray droplet formation and nozzle paternation with spray adjuvants. Report for: Hardi International and Newman Agrochemicals.
  • Cooper S.E., Taylor W.A. and Taylor B.P. (2002) Evaluation of spray droplet formation and nozzle paternation of MON 78294. Report for :Monsanto Europe.
  • Cooper, S.E. and Taylor, W.A. (2002) LERAP training guide. CD proceedings of :-LERAP? An industry specialist day to review the implementation of Local Risk Assessment for Pesticides. Harper Adams University College. 19th September 2002
  • Cooper S.E. (2001) Evaluation and characterisation of novel variations of the air delivery system of 24 meter Hardi Twin Force. Report to Hardi International A/S.
  • Cooper S.E. (2000) The drainage of tenanted ground used for tree sapling and shrub production. Report for Mr R. Matson, Twemlows Hall, Prees Heath, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
  • Wehmann H.J., Cooper S.E. and Taylor W.A. (2000) Determining the amount and distribution of pesticide residues on sprayers; Applying pesticide residues to sprayers. A preliminary study to help define some aspects of proposed Draft International Standards Report for Dr H Ganzelmier; Chairman of ISO Working Group 6.
  • Cooper S.E. and Taylor W.A. (2000) IPU-DFF (Panther) Application Efficacy Trial. Report for Aventis Agrochemicals Ltd and Hardi International A/S.
  • Taylor, W.A. and Cooper S.E. (2000) External Agrochemical Deposit Studies - and their removal - from Field Crop Sprayers: Phase 1: Identify application methods that prompt reduced external agrochemical deposits on field crop sprayers. Report for Aventis Agrochemicals Ltd and Hardi International A/S.
  • Cooper, S.E. and Taylor, W.A. (2000) The use of air assistance in securing the uniformity of distribution across the swath of large field crop sprayers applying finer spray qualities. Aspects of Applied Biology. 57. 219-224.
  • Langenakens, J. DeMoor, A. Taylor, W. Cooper, S and Taylor, B. (2000) The effect of orifice wear on flat fan nozzles: using predictive and dynamic techniques to deternmine quality of liquid distribution.  Aspects of Applied Biology. 57. 207-218.
  • Ade, G., Pezzi, F., Cooper, S.E. and Taylor, W.A. (2000) The influence of some application variables on spray deposition in field-grown tomatoes.  Aspects of Applied Biology. 57. 225-234.
  • Cooper, S.E. and Taylor, B.P. (1999) The distribution and retention of sprays on contrasting targets using air-inducing and conventional nozzles at two wind speeds. BCPC Brighton Crop Protection Conference, Weeds. 461-466.
  • Taylor W.A., Cooper, S.E. and Miller P.C.H. (1999) An appraisal of nozzles and sprayers abilities to meet regulatory demands for reduced airbourne drift and downwind fall out from arable crop spraying. BCPC Brighton Crop Protection Conference, Weeds. 447-452.
  • Ade, G. Pezzi, F. Taylor, W.A. and Cooper S.E. (1999) L=impiego dell=aeroconvezione nel trattamento al pomodoro. L=Informatore Agrario. Verona, LV (10) 1999. pp 67-71.
  • Cooper S.E. (1999) Observation and evaluation of the air delivery system of 24 meter Hardi Twin Force. Report to Hardi International A/S.
  • Taylor, W.A., Cooper S.E. et al (1999) Downwind fallout of drift at 2.25 to 3.25 metres from Hardi arable crop sprayers fitted with injets. Report for Silsoe Research Institute, IMAG-DLO, Wageningen, and Hardi International A/S
  • Taylor, W.A., Cooper, S.E. et al (1998) Drift and fallout from Hardi injets and other types of air inducing nozzles in a wind tunnel. Report for Hardi International A/S and Silsoe Research Institute.
  • Taylor, W.A. and Cooper S.E. (1998) The distribution and penetration of spray applied with a Hardi combi swing within contrasting willow and poplar coppices. Report for The Game Conservancy Trust and Hardi International A/S.
  • Cooper, S.E. and Taylor, W.A. (1998) Some factors that may influence rate of accumulation and final quantity of pesticide deposits on external surfaces of arable crop sprayers. Managing Pesticide Waste and Packaging. Symposium Proceedings No. 70 (B.C.P.C.) The University of Kent, Canterbury. 30th March - 1 April 1998. 203-210
  • Cooper, S.E. and Taylor, W.A. (1998) A survey of spray operators agrochemical container rinsing skills conducted in June 1997. Managing Pesticide Waste and Packaging. Symposium Proceedings No. 70 (B.C.P.C.) The University of Kent, Canterbury. 30th March - 1 April 1998.
  • Taylor, W.A. and Cooper, S.E. (1998) Validation of a decontamination method for arable crop sprayers following use with the sulphonyl urea herbicide - amidosulfuron. Managing Pesticide waste and Packaging. Symposium Proceedings No 70 (B.C.P.C.) The University of Kent, Canterbury. 30th March - 1 April 1998.
  • Haughton, A.J., Cooper, S.E., Wilcox, A., Chaney, K. and Boatman, N.D. (1998) Spray drift into field margins: The effect of width of buffer strip and plant species on the interception of spray drift. BCPC Brighton Crop Protection Conference, Pests and Diseases. 285-290.
  • Taylor, W.A. and Cooper S.E. (1997) Kyndestofte: a preliminary evaluation of spray drift. Report for Morley Research Centre and Hardi International A/S.
  • Cooper, S.E. (1997) Incorporation of an auxiliary return circuit to assist in clean water flow management. Report to Hardi International A/S.
  • Cooper, S.E. and Powell, E. (1997) An investigation into the effect of air inclusion nozzles on the spray deposits in a mature cereal crop. Report for Morley Research Centre.
  • Cooper, S.E. (1997) Development of a Venturi driven granule induction unit- a preliminary study report. Report for Hardi International A/S.
  • Cooper, S.E., Chadderton,P., Gowthorpe,A. And Taylor, W.A. (1997) Impact of width of no spray zones on airborne drift and that which falls out from an arable crop sprayer applying a fine spray parallel to a water course. Report for T.H. Uddale and son, Eyeton, Telford and Hardi International A/S.
  • Taylor, W.A. and Cooper, S.E. (1996) Drift, distribution and some retention characteristics of air bubble jets. Report for Billericay Farm Services and Hardi International A/S.
  • Taylor, W.A. and Cooper, S.E. (1996) Retention of spray by two contrasting plant species -barley and radish- with changes in water volume rate and spray quality when using the non-ionic surfactants- Activator and Agral. Report for Newmans Agrochemicals Ltd. and Hardi international A/S.
  • Cooper, S.E., Foster, D.F. and Taylor, W.A. (1996) Spray retention by contrasting plant species using non-ionic surfactants applied in three contrasting spray qualities. ((Unpublished))
  • Cooper, S.E. (1995) The development of a simple spray decision calculator. Proceedings; New Horizons, New Challenges. Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference, University of Newcastle-upon Tyne. 20th-23rd September 1995.
  • Taylor, W.A. and Cooper, S.E. (1995) Residues within containers and induction bowl, contamination of the operator and work area, with changes in product viscosity using clean or recirculated flushing water. Appraisal of some aspects of the performance requirements and techniques described in a draft British standard Report for Silsoe Research Institute and Hardi International A/S.
  • Cooper S.E. (1994) The effect on spray angle of Atlas Bandrift in combination with Atlas 2,4-D. Report for Atlas Interlates.
  • Taylor, W.A. and Cooper, S.E. (1994) A review of the Hardi filler induction bowl. Report for Hardi International A/S.
  • Cooper, S.E. and Taylor, W.A. (1994) Preliminary evaluation of the Twin Stream. Report for Hardi International A/S.
  • Cooper, S.E. (1994) Spray safely; avoiding drift, operator exposure, the public and prosecution. Proceedings; NAAC/NTC Amenity Pesticides Seminar, National Association of Agricultural Contractors, Stoneleigh. 16th-17th November 1994.
  • Cooper, S.E. (1994) Contamination of the amenity sprayer operator. Proceedings; Hand-held spraying, What now, What next? IAgrE Machinery Management Group, Silsoe College. 25th October 1994.
  • Cooper, S.E., Power, J., Thornhill, E. and Taylor, W.A. (1994) Some considerations and techniques used to predict operator exposure from knapsack sprayer use. Proceedings; Hand-held spraying, What now, What next? IAgrE Machinery management group, Silsoe College. 25th October 1994.
  • Cooper, S.E. (1994) The effect of boom height on spray drift. Proceedings; Application Technology course, Hardi International Denmark. 25th-29th September 1994.
  • Cooper, S.E. (1994) Quantity and location of chemical remnants within a range of field crop sprayers. Proceedings; Application Technology course, Hardi International. Denmark. 25th-29th September 1994.
  • Cooper, S.E. (1993) An effort to minimise operator contamination during in field applications by habit and hardware. Proceedings; A.N.P.P.-B.C.P.C. Second International Symposium on Pesticide Application Techniques, Strasbourg. 22nd-24th September 1993.
  • Cooper, S.E. (1993) Contamination of ATV and tractor operators from drifting spray during field operations. Acta Horticulturae 372; I.S.H.S. International Symposium on Engineering as a Tool to Reduce Pesticide Consumption and Operator Hazards in Horticulture, Ulvik. 10th-12th August 1993.
  • Cooper, S.E. (1992) Operator Contamination from Drifting Spray. Proceedings; Application Technology Course, Hardi International Denmark. 7th-11th September 1992.
  • Taylor, W.A .and Cooper, S.E. (1991) Nozzle selection for maximum efficacy but with minimal spray drift and operator contamination. Submitted to ; American Society of Testing and Materials conference Philadelphia. ((unpublished))
  • Taylor, W.A., Cooper, S.E. and Quanquni, B.J. (1990) The relationship between drop size spectra (or spray quality), wind speed and use of air assistance with the "Twin System". Pesticide Formulations and Application Systems: Volume XI. ASTM STP 1112. Chasin and Bode, Eds., American Society of Testing and Materials, Philadelphia.
  • Taylor, W.A., Andersen, P.G and Cooper, S.E. (1989) The use of air assistance in a field crop sprayer to reduce drift and modify drop trajectories. BCPC Brighton Crop Protection Conference, Weeds. 631-639.
  • Heyns, A.J., Cooper, S.E., Dutton, D.H. et al (1987) Comparative Review of Planters. Directorate: Agricultural engineering and water supply, Silverton, South Africa. Publication; A 73/1987(V).
  • Allan, R.S., Cooper, S.E., Dutton, D.H. and Moolman, C.F.J. (1986) Seed metering of vegetable seed planters.  Directorate: Agricultural engineering and water supply, Silverton, South Africa. Technical bulletin; 2/1986.
  • Cooper, S.E. (1986) Apparatus for, and results of, single kernel planter field tests. Poster III.8, Proceedings; C.I.G.R. International symposium on agricultural engineering, Pretoria. 20-24 Jan 1986.
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