Aerial Crop Maintenance
Besides using tractors, combines, and ground machinery to tend crops, many farmers also use airplanes and helicopters to spread fertilizers, deliver other chemicals, and even plant certain crops. What we used to call a dust plane. And also I found a helicopter standing next to the plane. We found Jim Perrin. Speaker2: I am an operator from Wisconsin and I fly a fixed-wing aircraft in Wisconsin. It’s my 30th season, and in those 30 years the changes and advancements in technology are pretty impressive. I have air conditioning and I need air conditioning. Everything is done by GPS, for example. When I land, my wife will email me a working file with a shapefile that will appear on my computer screen. Inside the plane we can take a look at the weather to do it and then have the crew mix up the load for it, get out, spray that field with the prescription that has to go to that individual field. We are indeed Precision AG. Pilots, for example, don’t try to fly over someone’s house to irritate anyone or look at someone’s backyard. It is a professional who does this work. I think across the industry we have seen promising professionalism from surgeons. Speaker1: And Tim Perrin says a big reduction in accidents. The main problem in the industry right now is the shortage of pilots and ground workers, as is the case with almost all sectors of agriculture these days.