This week’s featured video was featured on Farmweek, a weekly ag show produced by Mississippi State Extension.  Just as in the military when there are times a quick air strike is needed to subdue an enemy, farmers sometimes need an immediate pesticide application to control fast moving fungal or insect pests in a crop field.  The video called “Cropdusters – Ag’s Mighty Wings” provides an inside look at the business of crop dusting in Desmoine, Iowa.  This is a very unique agricultural business that is still important for farmers all over the country.  Crop-dusters can apply pesticides very quickly, but they can also fly on cover crop seeds after a crop harvest, or even drop dry fertilizer in remote areas in short order.  Just like ground sprayers, crop-duster planes must be calibrated before each season to ensure accurate application and drift prevention.

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If you enjoyed this video, you might want to check out the featured videos from previous weeks:  Friday Features

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