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#1 cryesis


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Posted 28 April 2016 - 13:06

How does an aerial bucket on a line compare with a ground rig in terms of accuracy for applying dry fertilizer? The application would be on flat fields without any large variations, trying to determine if aerial application would have any real benefit over ground application. Thanks guys!

#2 rotormandan


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Posted 28 April 2016 - 13:16

Time is the biggest factor. If done right they should both be accurate.

There's also damage due to driving over whatever is being fertalized.

#3 TonarHerocopterPilot



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Posted 24 May 2016 - 12:58

How many pounds per acre? I've seen fields planted with an Air Tractor using a spreader and it does a great job. Rice seeding for example...

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 18:07

Company I used to work for did/does aerial fertilizing on commercial timber.  its just like any other ag work.  Fly the light bar, on,off,on,off,on,off,on,off....


Its accurate and faster than a ground rig.


On flat ground the only advantage would be speed.

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