• Five Facts You Need to Know About Aerial Application and UAVs

    Five Facts You Need to Know About Aerial Application and UAVs1

    ALEXANDRIA, VA – SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 – Over the last few years, the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA)has consistently needed to set the record straight about inaccurate and/or misleading claims made about how Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology can act as a wholesale replacement to manned aircraft applying crop protection products. NAAA believes UAV application

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  • Air Tractors Buzz the Skies

    Air Tractors Buzz the Skies0

    THE sky was abuzz with the sound of low flying aviators near York recently as granular fertiliser was applied before the forecasted rains were due to hit the area. Two yellow coloured Air Tractors were in operation – skimming the trees and dropping in low over the paddocks – with New Zealand-born pilots Cameron Shaw

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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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  • Aero Applicators and Aero Seat Demo Agricultural Aviation to Colorado Senator Cory Gardner

    Aero Applicators and Aero Seat Demo Agricultural Aviation to Colorado Senator Cory Gardner0

    by Jessica Freeman, Executive Director CoAAA Annually, Senator Cory Gardner conducts farm tours visiting varied agricultural operations all around the state of Colorado.  The purpose of those varied tours is to learn about current issues affecting rural populations and agricultural producers and look for future solutions.  On August 21, 2019, the tour brought Senator Gardner

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  • Campbell Vaughn: Crop duster’s skill is thrill to watch

    Campbell Vaughn: Crop duster’s skill is thrill to watch0

    When I graduated from UGA from Ag school, my first job out of college was working for a cotton company in Burke County. My employer grew, ginned, warehoused and marketed cotton among other agriculture-related interests. Read more at the Augusta Chronicle

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