Bretthauer, Scott M. National Agricultural Aviation Association, Alexandria, Virginia.
Kruger, Greg Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, North Platte, Nebraska.
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Aircraft specifically designed or adapted from a general utility airframe for use in agriculture and forestry and for control of insect vectors of human, animal, and plant diseases. Agricultural aircraft (Fig. 1) have become an indispensable tool for high-productivity agriculture and have contributed to the worldwide crop production revolution that began in the second half of the 20th century. See also: Agricultural engineering; Agricultural science (plant); Agricultural soil and crop practices; Agriculture; Aircraft; Aviation; General aviation
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