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.



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

If you come across an interesting or humorous video, or a new innovation related to agriculture, please send in a link, so we can share it with our readers. Send video links to:  Doug Mayo

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