• 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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  • The Textor Story

    The Textor Story0

    A very unique story, and at one point sad, begins in the 1980s. Like many young men, this one had a burning desire to become an ag-pilot. Influenced by his father and brother, Ruy Alberto “Beto” Textor attended CAVAG (Course for Agricultural Aviation) at the legendary Ipanema Farm. After graduation, he made his first agricultural

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  • What spray volume is necessary to provide good coverage?

    What spray volume is necessary to provide good coverage?0

    The general belief among most agronomists, technical staff and university professors is the spray volume needs to be adjusted according to the area of the leaves i.e., the foliar index. Many even go so far as to calculate that while a young recently emerged crop could be sprayed with only one gal/acre, it is necessary

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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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  • Radial engines continue taking to the sky in Brazil

    Radial engines continue taking to the sky in Brazil0

    Although the radial engine for an ag-plane in the United States was the mainstay before the advent of turbine powered ag-aircraft, the engine never gained much popularity in Brazil. During the early years of radial engine use in Brazil, obtaining support and a parts inventory was difficult. Today, even fewer of these radial engines are

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  • Abertas inscrições para demonstrações práticas no Congresso da Aviação Agrícola do Brasil0

    Expositores que quiserem fazer demonstrações práticas de seus equipamentos e aeronaves no primeiro dia do Congresso da Aviação Agrícola do Brasil, em Maringá/PR, já podem se inscrever junto ao Sindicato Nacional das Empresas de Aviação Agrícola (Sindag), que organiza o evento. O Congresso vai ocorrer de 6 a 9 de agosto (segunda a quinta-feira) e

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