Providing Good Ground Cover Through the Air

John DavisAerial Application, Audio, Corn, CTIC

A dozen years ago, to me, that headline would have meant using fighter aircraft to put precision munitions on targets to protect troops on the ground. Now, in the world of precision agriculture, it means using aerial application to put down seeds for ground cover crops. “Typically your crops will [still] be out in the field, and we need to … Read More Podcast: How aerial applicators use GPS

Meghan GrebnerAerial Application, GPS, Precision Pays Podcast

Because of the advancements in technology, the agriculture industry has come a long way from where we started.  The aerial application business is no exception.  In this Podcast, brought to you by Ag Leader Technology,  we examine how aerial application has become more accurate and more efficient. Things have changed a lot since Agriflite Services president David Eby began … Read More

Ag Aviators Facing Unnecessary Regulations

Cindy ZimmermanAerial Application, Audio, Farmers, Regulation

Like all of agriculture, aerial applicators are facing potentially onerous regulations that could ground them if they are allowed to continue. The biggest issue they are dealing with right now is the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program, which National Agricultural Aviation Association executive director Andrew Moore told me just went into effect on Halloween. “It’s kind of … Read More

Syngenta Talks QuiltXcel With Aerial Applicators

Chuck ZimmermanAerial Application, Audio, NAAA

Jason Beissenherz, Syngenta, (not pictured) brought me up to date on the latest from Syngenta during the recent National Agricultural Aviation Association convention. Jason works out of Grand Island, NE with a focus on the Syngenta fungicide lineup. He says they’re talking about their new QuiltXcel launch. It was in limited release last year and went into full release this … Read More

New Herbicides From Dupont

Chuck ZimmermanAerial Application, Audio, NAAA

During the recent National Agricultural Aviation Association convention I learned what’s new with Dupont. I spoke with Craig Alford (pictured center) who told me the aerial applicators are very interested in their new Pastora herbicide for Bermudagrass pasture weed control. They also have several other non crop herbicides in the works too. You can listen to my interview with Craig … Read More