• Aerial Seeding: Local Aviation and Agriculture Experts Allay Fears of Mid-Shore Citizens

    Aerial Seeding: Local Aviation and Agriculture Experts Allay Fears of Mid-Shore Citizens0

    EASTON — If you see a low-flying small plane dipping below the treeline, swooping low over fields and looping back up sharply to do it again — don’t panic. It’s simply aerial agriculture. Small planes applying cover crops by air during late summer are nothing new to longtime residents of Talbot County, but for the

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  • VIDEO: Crews use helicopter to spray field near Regina

    VIDEO: Crews use helicopter to spray field near Regina0

    It’s a bird, it’s a plane, nope, it’s a helicopter. Access Helicopters had a three-man crew just east of Regina on Friday, using a helicopter to apply herbicide to a canola field. “Trying to help them with their weed control on their mature canola and knock down any perennial weeds that are coming up in

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  • Crop Hopes Soar Above Obstacles

    Crop Hopes Soar Above Obstacles0

    An exceptionally wet summer has local farmer Dick Works “cautiously” optimistic about potential harvests this fall. Farmers are not ready to turn the page on 2019, despite an array of obstacles. Low-flying crop dusters have been a common sight in Allen County in recent days. The cause for concern is worms. Read more on this

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  • When to Fly Rye

    When to Fly Rye0

    Planning to fly on a cover crop of cereal rye into standing corn or soybeans is a good idea for growers seeking to gain soil health benefits.  However, make sure the timing is right, advises Jerrel Roth, co-owner of Rother Aerial Spraying of Milford, Nebraska. That means making sure daylight is penetrating the crop canopy. 

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  • Unique Dual-Purpose Manitoba Plane Can Dust Crops, Fight Fires With Ease

    Unique Dual-Purpose Manitoba Plane Can Dust Crops, Fight Fires With Ease0

    Rural Manitobans are very familiar with the term crop dusting — spraying fields with chemicals from a small low-flying aircraft — but how about fire dusting? After years of feeling helpless watching from the sidelines as emergency crews battled grass fires and forest fires, one Manitoba company now has Canada’s first-ever dual-duty aircraft. Read more on this story from

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  • Israeli Defense Force Shoots at Crop Duster by Mistake

    Israeli Defense Force Shoots at Crop Duster by Mistake0

    Golan Heights, Israel – An aerial application flight had a potentially tragic outcome this week as Israel’s Defense Force (IDF) opened fire on a civilian Agricultural aircraft after mistaking it for an enemy aircraft. “IDF troops operating on the Golan Heights spotted a plane that they suspected of being an enemy aircraft that infiltrated from

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