crop dusting

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crop dusting

[′kräp ‚dəst·iŋ]
(agriculture)
Applying fungicides or insecticides in powder form to a crop; usually done from a low-flying aircraft.
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Eliminating tools like field burning and aerial application of herbicides have very real consequences for those of us who use these tools.
The first author evaluates aerial application drift of the dye Rhodamine WT applied with screen rotary atomizer and impact deflector nozzles, up to 400m downstream of the application band.
The Aerial Application Technology Research Unit at the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center in College Station, Texas, has devoted considerable effort to the development and evaluation of airborne imaging systems as part of our research program.
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During an aerial application flight, the pilot was making a spray pass at approximately three feet above the crop.
These will most likely entail aerial application of chemical pesticides.
for aerial application services for area customers, and entered into a conditional agreement to purchase certain assets of the business.
Epidemic transmission of West Nile virus (WNV) in Sacramento County, California, in 2005 prompted aerial application of pyrethrin, a mosquito adulticide, over a large urban area.
In July 2007, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) received reports of five events involving pyraclostrobin that sickened 33 persons, including 27 migrant workers who were exposed in a single incident during aerial application (i.
Residents have expressed concern about the aerial application of pesticides on these fields, especially during school hours when children are outside.