• Dept Plans to Roll Out Agriculture in Aviation Project Next Year

    Dept Plans to Roll Out Agriculture in Aviation Project Next Year0

    THE Department of Agriculture and Livestock (DAL) intends to roll out its Agriculture in Aviation project to transport farm produce directly from the farmers to overseas markets in June next year.Project director Jerry Karl said the project was designed to provide farmers with a “guaranteed market and better price especially for farmers in the rural

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  • Deer Tests Positive For EEE in Allegan County

    Deer Tests Positive For EEE in Allegan County0

    ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. — The Allegan County Health Department confirmed a deer tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) on Saturday, adding an additional area in the county that will receive aerial spraying. Health officials said this is the first confirmed case of EEE in an animal or human in Allegan County. As of Saturday, Sept.

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  • It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s an Ecological Field Study!

    It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s an Ecological Field Study!0

    Insects that strip the leaves from trees are a major economic liability for temperate forests around the world. One such insect, the gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar), defoliates to the tune of $3.2 billion every year in North America. And scientists expect an increase in defoliator outbreaks due to climate change. This may mean an uptick

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  • BLM to Conduct Aerial Weed Treatments in Sweetwater County

    BLM to Conduct Aerial Weed Treatments in Sweetwater County0

    ROCK SPRINGS– The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Desert District will administer weed treatments on 3,000 acres of cheatgrass in and around the Currant Creek drainage near Rock Springs, from October 7 – October 11, 2019. This is one of the most prolific concentrations of cheatgrass in the High Desert district. Read more on

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  • Robinson R66 Turbine Surpasses One Million Flight Hours

    Robinson R66 Turbine Surpasses One Million Flight Hours0

    Torrance, CA – (24 September 2019) Robinson Helicopter Company announced the R66 Turbine fleet surpassed 1,000,000 flight hours. The R66 with the Rolls-Royce RR300 turbine engine achieved the million-hour mark without a single reported in-flight engine failure. This accomplishment demonstrates a level of reliability that exceeds EASA’s stringent requirements for single-engine helicopters performing commercial operations.“We believe this

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  • Harvest Delays May Push Back Cover Crops

    Harvest Delays May Push Back Cover Crops0

    As harvest quickly approaches, farmers are looking to get cover crops applied. Aerial applications of cover crop seed began in late August and early September, but for any other methods of application, things might be pushed back. Iowa State Extension Cropping Systems Specialist Mark Licht said the volatile 2019 growing season made things more complicated.

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