CROPS NEWS
High-Flying Fungicides
Thu Apr 10, 2014 09:23 AM CDT

It's early August, and Glen Haag is taking a break from scouting 8-foot-tall corn and evaluating crop health with his agronomists. About 20 feet overhead, a helicopter has just finished applying fungicide to a field adjacent to the family homestead. It hovers briefly at the end row before suddenly ascending, banking right, maneuvering over electrical lines and jetting back to a portable landing pad to refill.

"We've had a helicopter spray our fields for the last two years," said Haag, who farms in partnership with his father-in-law, Dave Rupprecht, near Lewiston, Minn. "We ...

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