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Comment Period for Sulfonylurea Herbicides Extended

Comment Period for Sulfonylurea Herbicides Extended.   EPA has re-opened the comment period on the proposed interim decision for 22 sulfonylurea herbicides. The comment period will be open until November

Helicopter aptly suited for tebuthiuron pellet applications

by Graham Lavender According to the U.S. Forest Service, the United States has about 770 million acres of rangelands. Over half is owned by private individuals. The federal government is

Trouble with Stubble

Trouble with crop residues and stubble is getting worse. Residue management is one of the biggest problems facing no-till farmers today. Crops have more biomass because of better breeding, higher

Allianz warns of drone risks

More drones in the skies raise a number of new safety concerns, ranging from collisions and crashes to cyber-attacks and terrorism, according to a risk report from Allianz Global Corporate

A mixed bag for the 2016 spray season

The 2016 season is coming to a somewhat close for many operators and pilots (end of August) throughout the world. The results are all over the board, but for most

PAASS program set to begin 19th year of presentations

NAAA and NAAREF’s premiere agricultural aviation program kicks off its 19th season of PAASS educational programs starting this month and continuing into 2017 at state and regional conventions around the

AirFire & Forestry

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AVIALSA subcontracts ZTC for maintenance of Macedonian AT-802 fire-fighting aircraft 0

By Igor Bozinovski, edited for space by AgAir Update. SEPTEMBER

Aerial firefighters double-down on safety as fires rage 0

image: FilePhoto WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — As wildfires

Hellenic Air Force suffers its second CL-215 crash of the year. 0

The status of Greece’s aerial fire-fighting armada is in crisis

Kawak Aviation technologies introduces three new bucket pump models for heavy hellicopters 0

Bend, OR ⎯ Kawak Aviation Technologies announced today the introduction

Simplex Fire Attack™ System destined to become a mainstay of the aerial firefighting industry 0

Portland, OR—Simplex Aerospace’s newest and largest Fire Attack™ System, the

The scoop on Aero Spray 0

Aero Spray, Inc. of Appleton, MN entered into the aerial

Living the dream 0

Often, I am asked, “What is it like to be

New aerial firefighting company calls Fort Morgan home 0

Last week firefighting aircraft took to the skies just outside

Oregon Department of Forestry and GelTech Solutions Finish Preparations for 2016 Wildland Fire Season 0

JUPITER, FL—GelTech Solutions, Inc. (otcqb:GLTC), an innovator in the use

Avialsa treats more than 400 fires by midseason 0

Valencian region (Spain)-based Avialsa T-35 S.L. has participated in over

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AeroGlobo/Lane Aviation Visit Pratt & Whitney Canada in Montreal 0

The company held a tour in North America from July

Thrush appoints first factory authorized service center in Uruguay 0

Company’s presence in South America continues to expand with addition

A different operation starts in Brazil 0

MONTE MOR, SP, BRAZIL – Except for a few experimental

The green cross for Colombian agriculture 0

With today’s high performance ag-aircraft, where a 500-gallon hopper is

American Farm Bureau and FAA partner to educate farmers about drone usage

The American Farm Bureau Federation says drone users need to be aware of the specific regulations under the new Federal Aviation Administration rule. Drone users must abide by the rule announced in August. That’s why the American Farm Bureau Federation and the FAA teamed up to host a webinar to educate farmers on the rule last week.
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2,000 drone registrations every day, over 550,000!

So many people are registering drones and applying for drone pilot licenses that federal aviation officials say they are contemplating the possibility of millions of unmanned aircraft crowding the nation’s skies in the not-too-distant future.

So many people are registering drones and applying for drone pilot licenses that federal aviation officials say they are contemplating the possibility of millions of unmanned aircraft crowding the nation’s skies in the not-too-distant future.

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Illegal herbicide use causes problems

Farmers of soybeans and other crops in southeast Missouri, western Tennessee and northeastern Arkansas are facing widespread crop damage believed to be the result of illegal spraying of dicamba, an older herbicide that is finding new life as a tool to battle glyphosate-resistant weeds.
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Helicopter cherry drying

The explanation is simple: During the last three to four weeks before harvest, cherries are susceptible to damage from rain. If water from a rainfall is allowed to sit on the fruit, it can be absorbed through the skin, causing the cherries to expand and split.
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Kansas operator wins Silver Unlimited in Reno

Dowd took the silver flying more than 376 mph for seven laps, each about eight miles long, at the controls of his Yak-11More on Warwick Advertiser  

Trent Loos advocates for agav

Trent Loos, former speaker at an NAAA Convention, lays out common sense for agricultural aviation in his radio broadcast.
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Heartland crop duster stresses safety in necessary, but dangerous field

It’s a necessary, and dangerous job, and recently, it’s proven deadly. There have been two fatal crop dusting accidents in the Heartland this summer alone. Dow Croom, a local pilot, knows what can happen each time he takes to the skies. “It’s a good life," Croom said. "You’ve just got to be very very careful." Croom has been flying crop dusters for more than 40 years.

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House passes medical reform bill

The House has passed third class medical reforms as part of an extension deal with Senate negotiators to keep the FAA running through the September 2017.

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