The Rise of Aerial Application (By CropLife)

Aerial application, or what was formerly referred to as crop dusting, involves spraying crops with crop protection products from an agricultural aircraft. Planting certain types of seed are also included in aerial application. The industry has evolved significantly over the last decade. The link below is a report written by CropLife and sponsored by Air […]

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Groups urge FAA to expedite rulemaking for UAVs – AgPro Weekly Articles – Ag Professional

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) joined 31 other organizations to send a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) encouraging the agency to expedite the rulemaking process for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations in the U.S. airspace. The letter also calls on the FAA to allow […]

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Air Tractor 2013 Production Reflects Strong World Demand

  In April 2013,  Air Tractor delivered its 500th AT-802A, the company’s popular 800-gallon capacity ag aircraft. Soon after, the company’s 3,000th aircraft rolled off its production line. Hirsch attributes the record production numbers to continued domestic demand and growing international demand for agricultural equipment.  “Global sales of agricultural equipment, including ag aircraft, are expected […]

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It’s only going to get more Popular!

MRM Ag Service Secures ‘Experimental’ UAV For 2014 Season March 6, 2014 MRM Ag. Service, LLC announced today its plans to work with DMZ LLC to purchase a Quad Rotor UAV. Milas Mainord, Company President stated, “We are excited to be able to bring our Customers the very latest in innovation. We strive to look […]

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The Changing Views Of Grower-Customers | CropLife

Article by Eric Sfiligoj CropLife March 3, 2014 When I first started covering the agricultural marketplace almost 15 years ago, I was told by many industry contacts and co-workers that grower-customers were a bit different. Many folks I talked with said growers were quick to pull back on spending once market conditions declined and slow to […]

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A Post on Precision AG worth reading

Advancing Precision Programs: One Agronomist’s Perspective By Paul Schrimpf | February 25, 2014 Despite industry concerns that 2014 could bring a downturn in precision use with the lower overall outlook for commodity crop prices, Bill Aiken says that there is a considerable level of optimism among their grower members. Aiken is precision agronomy lead at […]

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