• Across the Prairie – Portage Aircraft Carries the Air Tractor Brand in Canada

    Across the Prairie – Portage Aircraft Carries the Air Tractor Brand in Canada0

    In the Central Plains region of Manitoba, Canada, less than 75 kilometers (47 miles) west of Winnipeg is Portage la Prairie. Boasting a modest population of around 13,000, Portage la Prairie is also home to the McCain Foods and Simplot potato processing plants, which provide French fries for McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and various other commercialized restaurant

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  • 2018 – A year in review

    2018 – A year in review0

    JANUARY With each December edition, AgAir Update traditionally publishes a recap of the previous 11 editions for the current year. The January edition of 2018 features a family-run company that has been flying ag for almost 70 years in DeWitt, Arkansas. It all started with Calvin “Cal” Aufderheide in 1947 and today the company is

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  • After Dark

    After Dark0

    Following a trip in September into the southern part of Canada, AgAir Update made a stop in Wisconsin to visit with longtime operator Jim Perrin

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  • Get to Know the Sliders

    Get to Know the Sliders0

    Crop protection applications must provide for their droplets to reach the target in a uniform and precise manner. Considering this, an innovative equipment arrives at the Brazilian market, with the objective of improving application quality and mitigate the risk of drift. The Israeli-born technology is being submitted to field tests by the ADAMA company, which

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  • Change in the Air: Rethinking old strategies to win a new wildfire war

    Change in the Air: Rethinking old strategies to win a new wildfire war0

    Today, U.S. wildfires burn on average more than three times the number of acres per fire than just a few decades ago. The increasing size and intensity has caused suppression and recovery costs to dramatically increase, culminating last year when the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) spent more money battling wildfires than it ever has –

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  • 502XP in rice country

    502XP in rice country1

    Ag-Cats have been a mainstay in southwest Louisiana and northern California for many, many years. Short ferries, smaller fields and aircraft familiarity have kept this iconic airframe in service in these parts of the country. The Ag-Cat fleet now is mostly powered by turbine engines, with a few radial machines populating various nooks throughout the

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