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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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It was his fascination with air flight and spending time with an uncle who worked as a crop duster on the family's farm in Mississippi that influenced him to go to work for Boeing in 1974 at the age of 23.
When a strange man who calls himself Brother Mustard Seed shows up at 12-year-old Amelia's front door about a year after her father was killed on a church mission in his crop duster, she knows her "life will not be the same from that moment on.
using a Yamaha-sourced radio-controlled miniature helicopter, the type flown as a crop duster in Japan.
So much so that they have been willing to fly a new alcohol powered crop duster illegally in big agribusiness states like Mato Grosso.
It seems that Mohammed Atta, the conspiracy ringleader, applied to her for a $650,000 loan to buy a twin-engine crop duster.
on which government buildings had been marked; a computer program explaining how to use crop duster aircrafts to spread pesticide; and "materials used to make fake State Department identification badges and credit cards.
anthracis vaccine strain and Yersinia pestis (plague bacteria), and reportedly several other bacteria, and discussed the dissemination of biological warfare agents by means of crop duster aircraft and other methods.
The American media outbreak in Florida, which killed picture editor Bob Stevens and infected two mailroom workers, occurred just 10 miles from terrorist ringleader Mohammed Atta's home and a mile from Lantana airport where he had inquired about crop duster planes.
Gus McLeod travelled 3,500 miles to make the flight in a 1939 Boeing Stearman biplane - a former crop duster - and he made three circles of the North Pole.
Burlarge expects eventually to apply the technique to real minefields, using a crop duster to shower an area with the engineered bacteria.
Now an 11-year-old institution, RAGBRAI is as Midwestern as a corn harvest, the lazy drone of a crop duster, Grant Wood and red suspenders.
For example, one recent study from the intelligence community projected that a two-to-four pound release of anthrax spores from a crop duster plane could kill more Americans than died in World War II.