Aerial Application

Aerial Application Services

Glenn Air applies seed and dry or liquid fertilizer utilizing a Dromader M-18A, with a load capacity of 12,000 lbs and 680 gallons, at a cruising speed of 140 knots for effective applications.

Using the Dromader allows Glenn Air to effectively provide responsive, cost effective and safe aerial application services from our home base in Palmer, Alaska.

Advantages of Aerial Application Services

Aerial application of seed and fertilizer serves as a vital component in modern agricultural practices, offering numerous benefits to farmers and land managers. This method involves the precise dispersal of seeds and fertilizers from aircraft, targeting specific areas with speed and efficiency.

One primary purpose of aerial seeding is to establish vegetation cover quickly in areas where traditional ground-based methods may be impractical or time-consuming. This is particularly beneficial for reclamation projects, erosion control, and restoring disturbed landscapes after natural disasters.

Additionally, aerial seeding enables farmers to sow crops over large or inaccessible terrain, maximizing land utilization and crop yields. This method is especially advantageous in remote or rugged regions where ground-based equipment may struggle to operate effectively.

Similarly, aerial application of fertilizers provides essential nutrients to crops, promoting healthy growth and improving yields. By evenly distributing fertilizers from the air, farmers can achieve optimal nutrient levels across their fields, ensuring uniform crop development and reducing the risk of nutrient deficiencies.

Overall, aerial application of seed and fertilizer offers a cost-effective, efficient, and environmentally friendly approach to agricultural management, supporting sustainable land use practices and enhancing food production capabilities.

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