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.
In this last installment of his 10 part series, Tom 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, Tom corrects a few agricultural myths, provides tips for determining which method is better for your operation and emphasizes the importance of communication.