Story: Topdressing

Aerial spraying

Aerial spraying

Spraying fungicide on a crop such as potatoes would cause too much damage if done with ground equipment. If available, an aircraft fitted with a spray boom can do the job quickly and efficiently. Flying only a few metres above the crop, the aircraft performs a spectacular operation.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1987/0573/16
Photograph by Ross Giblin

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How to cite this page:

John Maber, 'Topdressing - Legislation, quality assurance and safety', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16575/aerial-spraying (accessed 21 November 2019)

Story by John Maber, published 24 Nov 2008