Spray Tips with Tom Wolf — Ep. 10: The Pros & Cons of Aerial Application

Photo Courtesy of Tom Wolf.

Photo Courtesy of Tom Wolf.

Hiring an aerial applicator means fewer tracks in the crop and often a quicker spray application, but spray planes are not miraculous, says Tom Wolf. In fact, they deal with a lot of the same challenges as their well-grounded counterparts.

Related: Spray Tips with Tom Wolf — Ep. 8: Measuring Spray Coverage

In this episode of Spray Tips with Tom Wolf, Wolf answers some of the most common questions around aerial applications, including:

  • Does the aircraft wing generate a downforce that forces spray droplets into the canopy?
  • Is it thus that aerial spray applicators can apply such low water volumes?
  • Is it worth paying extra for a custom application from above?

In addressing these questions, Wolf corrects a few agricultural myths, provides tips for determining which method is better for your operation and emphasizes the importance of communication.


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