• Montana County takes lead in using drone to combat Mosquitoes

    Montana County takes lead in using drone to combat Mosquitoes0

    Officials in Flathead County, Northern Montana are poised to be among the first to employ remotely piloted drones to combat the risk of disease mosquito’s pose to both humans and animals in their area. The pilot program, that is still subject to approval from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) aims to employ what officials refer

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  • Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture seeks regulation for agriculture drone spray operations

    Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture seeks regulation for agriculture drone spray operations1

    Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture has begun the process of regulating control of drone use for aerial application of pesticides recently, drafting a set of regulations. Regulatory oversight will include provisions for allowing aerial application via drones to deliver agrochemicals in areas where aircraft cannot deploy chemicals safely, namely in areas where terrain becomes a significant

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  • Editorial: ‘Thumbs-up’ for aerial applicators

    Editorial: ‘Thumbs-up’ for aerial applicators0

    In addition to being the most important industry in the world, agriculture is also the most interesting. While many industries rely on people sitting in cubicles and staring at computer screens, agriculture involves a nearly limitless number and variety of occupations and activities. Most are related to growing, harvesting and selling crops and livestock, but

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  • NAAA Releases 2019 Aerial Application Industry Survey Results

    NAAA Releases 2019 Aerial Application Industry Survey Results0

    ALEXANDRIA, VA – May 22, 2019 – Seven years after the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) conducted its last comprehensive industry survey, new insights about the U.S. aerial application industry have emerged thanks to a landmark survey of Part 137 operators and pilots conducting agricultural operations. The 2019 NAAA Aerial Application Industry Survey confirms aerial application is

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  • AG-NAV launches AgMission

    AG-NAV launches AgMission0

    By Lai Nguyen, P.Eng With the goal to use the latest technology to serve ag applicators, this year 2018 AG-NAV is proud to introduce new software called AgMission. This is a web app created by AG-NAV to help ag applicators and all those involved in a spray mission contribute and share information from preflight planning

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  • S.D. amends rules for aerial applicators0

    The Department of Agriculture amended rules to require all aerial applicators in South Dakota to acquire aerial applicator certification for agriculture plant pest control and right of way. This rule change came about because the S.D. Aviation Association received a notification from Minnesota Department of Agriculture that stated they would no longer be accepting S.D.

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