The Centennial Of Aerial Application

Air Tractor AT-502B
An Air Tractor AT-502B treats a field.
Credit: Air Tractor
A century after an Army pilot helped spread a powder of lead arsenate dust from a Curtiss biplane to stop a caterpillar outbreak—logging the first recorded aerial application flight in the U.S.—aviation remains a steadfast component of the agricultural economy. August marked the 100th anniversary of...

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