Sometimes when the crop gets a bit too high and there’s a disease or fungus in it, we need to call in the plane.
If we run over it with the boom spray and tractor, we’ll do more damage to the plant, than good.
Cropsdusters are daredevils, I’m sure! They fly so close to the ground, near and under power lines, bush and trees, let alone the fences that they come across!
Whenever I watch them, I have my heart in my mouth, but I’m in awe at their skill and handling of the plane.
To do what they do, they have to be incredibly well trained and safe pilots.
This plane was spraying some of our crops for a fungus – I think you get my meaning from the photo, when I say they fly close to the ground!