Story: Topdressing

Topdressing by helicopter

Topdressing by helicopter

Helicopters have the advantage of not needing a landing strip. Fertiliser dumps can be created at sites around a farm or forest to minimise travel time for the aircraft. But operating costs are generally higher than for fixed-wing aircraft.

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John Maber, 'Topdressing - Topdressing today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 July 2024)

Story by John Maber, published 24 Nov 2008