Seminole Crop E News

Agricultural News for Farmers and Agribusiness in SW Georgia

Donalsonville Fly In

Posted by romeethredge on March 16, 2012

The Donalsonville Fly In was held this week for the 18th year in a row.  Many cropdusters were on hand for the educational experience.  They flew over a cotton string with purple dyed water in their tanks. Then UGA Ag Engineer Paul Sumner, ran the string through a flourometer to read the dye deposition.  This shows what the swath width is, and if there are any problems with the spray pattern to be addressed. Also, pilots fly over water sensitive paper strips to determine spray droplet size to make sure the setup does a good job in pest control.  In the photo below a local pilot is flying over the line while UGA Technician Dewayne is checking his speed.

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