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A pilot flies across a field spraying pink-dyed water that will be tested for droplet size to ensure minimal drift. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

Science used to test aerial sprayers

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As farmers prepare to plant crops, pilots from across Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin gathered in Park Rapids Wednesday for annual testing of their crop sprayers before the growing season begins.


Nick David, Midwest Regional Agronomist with R.D. Offutt Co. in Park Rapids, brought in pilots to test spraying and make sure their equipment is calibrated correctly. They conducted the testing at the Park Rapids Municipal Airport.

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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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