Aerial Application Special Report – Sponsored by Air Tractor

Letter From Our Sponsor

As the 2012 season winds down in the United States, the trend I’ve seen in previous years continues…more and more growers are choosing aerial application to control diseases and pests. That’s because aerial application has the unparalleled ability to apply crop growth and protection products at the right place, at the right time and in the right amounts to maximize crop yields.

More often than not, farmers and crop experts have seen that aerial application pays for itself, and then some. In fact, many farmers have found aerial application makes dollars and sense as their primary application method all season long.

And to assure crops receive the protection and growth bump that farmers want, aerial applicators spray tens of thousands of acres in a critical window of time. With so much on the line, they prefer one aircraft above all others to assure timely, effective service for their customers: Air Tractor.

Our founder Leland Snow pioneered the industry with his purpose-built agricultural aircraft in the 1950s. Since that time, Air Tractor has led the way in designing and building aircraft that apply crop protection products effectively and efficiently. Today our industry experience, knowledge and aircraft selection is unmatched. That standard of excellence extends to our dealer network, too. Most Air Tractor dealers are also aerial applicators; they know the business and understand what growers need and expect.

Special Report: The Rise Of Aerial Application
The Role Of Aerial Application
A Snapshot Of Aerial Application
Aerial Applicators Can Join Resistance Fight
Decision Time: Buy The Planes Or Partner With Pilots
Find The Ideal Aerial Operation

Today’s Air Tractor operator is a professional, typically using the latest GPS swath guidance systems and variable-rate technology to maximize the effectiveness of crop protection products. And as a service provider, he’s ever mindful that his success goes hand in hand with your success.I hope the 2012 season was a profitable one for you. And as you begin planning for next season, know that you can count on Air Tractor’s commitment to offer the best agricultural aircraft, best practices and precision application methods to support your continued success.

Jim Hirsch
President
Air Tractor, Inc.

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