Aerial application

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Aerial application, or what was formerly referred to as crop dusting, involves spraying crops with crop protection products from an agricultural aircraft.wikipedia
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Aerial topdressing

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The specific spreading of fertilizer is also known as aerial topdressing in some countries.
Aerial topdressing is the aerial application of fertilisers over farmland using agricultural aircraft.

Agricultural aircraft

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Aerial application, or what was formerly referred to as crop dusting, involves spraying crops with crop protection products from an agricultural aircraft.
An agricultural aircraft is an aircraft that has been built or converted for agricultural use - usually aerial application of pesticides (crop dusting) or fertilizer (aerial topdressing); in these roles they are referred to as "crop dusters" or "top dressers".

PAC Fletcher

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Nowadays, the most common agricultural aircraft are the Air Tractor, Cessna Ag-wagon, Gippsland GA200, Grumman Ag Cat, PZL-106 KRUK, M-18 Dromader, PAC Fletcher, Piper PA-36 Pawnee Brave, Embraer EMB 202 Ipanema, and Rockwell Thrush Commander but multi-purpose helicopters are also used.
One of the first designed for aerial topdressing, the Fletcher has also been used for other aerial applications as a utility aircraft, and for sky diving.

Embraer EMB 202 Ipanema

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Nowadays, the most common agricultural aircraft are the Air Tractor, Cessna Ag-wagon, Gippsland GA200, Grumman Ag Cat, PZL-106 KRUK, M-18 Dromader, PAC Fletcher, Piper PA-36 Pawnee Brave, Embraer EMB 202 Ipanema, and Rockwell Thrush Commander but multi-purpose helicopters are also used.
The Embraer EMB 202 Ipanema is a Brazilian agricultural aircraft used for aerial application, particularly crop dusting.

PZL-Mielec M-18 Dromader

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Nowadays, the most common agricultural aircraft are the Air Tractor, Cessna Ag-wagon, Gippsland GA200, Grumman Ag Cat, PZL-106 KRUK, M-18 Dromader, PAC Fletcher, Piper PA-36 Pawnee Brave, Embraer EMB 202 Ipanema, and Rockwell Thrush Commander but multi-purpose helicopters are also used.
The aircraft is used mainly as a cropduster or firefighting machine.

Étienne Dormoy

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Under the direction of McCook engineer Etienne Dormoy, a United States Army Air Service Curtiss JN4 Jenny piloted by John A. Macready was modified at McCook Field to spread lead arsenate to kill catalpa sphinx caterpillars at a Catalapa farm near Troy, Ohio in the United States.
There, he tested aerial applications, including a United States Army Air Service Curtiss JN-4 modified for aerial crop dusting in 1921

John A. Macready

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Under the direction of McCook engineer Etienne Dormoy, a United States Army Air Service Curtiss JN4 Jenny piloted by John A. Macready was modified at McCook Field to spread lead arsenate to kill catalpa sphinx caterpillars at a Catalapa farm near Troy, Ohio in the United States.
On 3 August 1921, Lt. Macready became the first person to test fly an experimental aerial application system for spraying pesticides from an aircraft, flying the world's first "crop duster".

Yamaha R-MAX

As of 2014, the use of UAV crop dusters, such as the Yamaha R-MAX, is being expanded to the United States for use in spraying of vineyards.
It was designed primarily for agricultural use, and is capable of precise aerial spraying of crops.

Pesticide drift

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Many countries have severely limited aerial application of pesticides and other products because of environmental and public health hazards like spray drift; most notably, the European Union banned it outright with a few highly restricted exceptions in 2009, effectively ending the practice in all member states.
Aerial application

McCook Field

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Crop dusting was developed under the joint efforts of the US Agriculture Department, and the US Army Signal Corps's research station at McCook Field in Dayton, Ohio.
Aerial application, or "Crop Dusting"

Ceratomia catalpae

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Under the direction of McCook engineer Etienne Dormoy, a United States Army Air Service Curtiss JN4 Jenny piloted by John A. Macready was modified at McCook Field to spread lead arsenate to kill catalpa sphinx caterpillars at a Catalapa farm near Troy, Ohio in the United States.
The first trial of aerial crop dusting was an attempt to control the Catalpa Sphinx.

Pesticide application

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Pesticide application
Related to this, aerial pesticide application is a method of top dressing a pesticide to an emerged crop which eliminates physical contact with soil and crops.

Ayres Thrush

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Nowadays, the most common agricultural aircraft are the Air Tractor, Cessna Ag-wagon, Gippsland GA200, Grumman Ag Cat, PZL-106 KRUK, M-18 Dromader, PAC Fletcher, Piper PA-36 Pawnee Brave, Embraer EMB 202 Ipanema, and Rockwell Thrush Commander but multi-purpose helicopters are also used.

Ultra-low volume

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Ultra-low volume spray application
Aerial spraying

James Henry Carmichael Jr.

James Henry Carmichael Jr. "Slim" (April 2, 1907 – December 1, 1983) was a pioneering aviator, crop duster, barnstormer, airmail pilot, airline pilot, airline president, Special Assistant to the Federal Aviation Administration(FAA), and one of only ten recipients of the Airmail Flyers' Medal of Honor.

Paul L. Foshee

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Paul Lee Foshee, Sr. (born November 12, 1932), is a retired crop duster from Natchitoches, Louisiana, who served as a Democrat nonconsecutively in both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature during the 1960s and 1970s.

De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver

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It has been primarily operated as a bush plane and has been used for a wide variety of utility roles, such as cargo and passenger hauling, aerial application (crop dusting and aerial topdressing), and civil aviation duties.

History of Delta Air Lines

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It was founded on May 30, 1924, in Macon, Georgia, and became the world's first aerial crop dusting company.

It Happened at the World's Fair

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It Happened at the World's Fair is a 1963 American musical film starring Elvis Presley as a cropdusting pilot.

Delta Air Lines

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The company's history can be traced back to Huff Daland Dusters, founded in 1924 in Macon, Georgia as a crop dusting operation.

Raymond A. Johnson

Besides commercial flights, his career included the tasks of weather observation, crop dusting, air racing, and lookouts for forest fires.

1924 in aviation

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Huff Daland Dusters is established as the world's first crop dusting company in Georgia in the United States. It will eventually grow into Delta Air Service, then Delta Air Lines.

Formosa Airlines

For the first decade of its existence, only crop dusting services were offered, before turning towards passenger flights.

Night Witches

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The regiment flew in wood-and-canvas Polikarpov U-2 biplanes, a 1928 design intended for use as training aircraft (hence its original uchebnyy designation prefix of "U-") and for crop dusting, which also had a special U-2LNB version for the sort of night harassment attack missions flown by the 588th, and to this day remains the most-produced wood-airframed biplane in aviation history.