• The C-130 Weed Killer

    The C-130 Weed Killer0

    The Air Force uses basic and specialized versions of the C-130 Hercules to perform a diverse number of missions, including airlift support, Antarctic resupply, aeromedical missions, weather reconnaissance, firefighting duties and aerial spray missions. So how does the Air Force kill weeds to make fire breaks in hazardous areas of the Utah Test and Training

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  • EPA Proposes Revisions to Pesticide Exclusion Zones

    EPA Proposes Revisions to Pesticide Exclusion Zones0

    Following discussions with agricultural establishments and State Lead Agencies (SLA), the EPA is proposing amendments to the Application Exclusion Zone (AEZ) requirements of the Agency’s Worker Protection Standard ((WPS), 40 CFR part 170). According to the Agency, the “modest” amendments will improve enforceability for SLAs and reduce regulatory burdens for farmers. Read more on this story at

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  • Old Airstrip Gets a New Chance at Life Alongside Highway 6

    Old Airstrip Gets a New Chance at Life Alongside Highway 60

    NETTLETON – A strip of asphalt alongside Highway 6 just east of Nettleton that was vacant and overgrown for more than 25 years is gaining new life as it is being rehabilitated to its original purpose – a landing strip for crop dusters. It served as a drag strip in the 1950s and ‘60s and

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  • Air Tractor Realigns Western U.S. Dealer Sales Territories

    Air Tractor Realigns Western U.S. Dealer Sales Territories0

    OLNEY, Texas — Air Tractor President Jim Hirsch today has announced a change in the Air Tractor dealers serving the Western United States. Three Air Tractor dealers will service the nine-state territory formerly served by retired Air Tractor dealer Queen Bee Air Specialties. “These Air Tractor dealers are geographically well positioned to serve our Air

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  • Officials Make Aerial Assault on Noxious Weeds

    Officials Make Aerial Assault on Noxious Weeds0

    McCOOK, Neb. — If you were in the vicinity of the Republican River in Red Willow County on Sept. 21 or 22, you may have noticed a blue helicopter flying low over the river. “We have been working on obtaining funding to control salt cedar and phragmites for about two years” said Bill Elliott, Red

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  • Fight Against Ants Goes Aerial

    Fight Against Ants Goes Aerial0

    NAHIKU — A roughly 150-acre section of Nahiku jungle seems even more enormous when compared to its miniature foe. Little fire ants, called one of the worst invasive species in the world and smaller than the average friendly ant, have millions of queens and billions of workers living in this East Maui area. Thick vegetation

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