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Helicopter Support for Frost Prevention in New York

Fair Lifts Agricultural

New York Relies on Effective Frost Protection Options The state of New York is one of the top apple producers in the United States. The state grows more apple varieties than all of its counterparts combined. Nearly 700 growers harvest from a combined total of over 10 million trees, making it easy to see how the apple industry contributes significantly …

Helicopter Support for Crop and Sports Field Drying

Fair Lifts Agricultural

In the Southeast, January through June is generally considered the rainy season. Field drying involves the use of various ground-based agricultural applications via manpower and hardware to effectively dry an area of land following torrential rains. In more recent years, growers and producers have implemented the use of helicopters in aerial field drying attempts. The result of rotorcraft design allows …

Put Seasonal Crop Protection Options to Work in the Napa Valley Region

Fair Lifts Agricultural, Helicopter Services

No matter the weather conditions that your crops fight from one season to the next, helicopters in Napa Valley can provide your agricultural efforts with the protection they need to outlast the elements. There’s a better, more efficient way to increase crop retention as the season winds down: outfit your crops with frost prevention, crop drying and other season-specific packages, …

FairLifts Helicopter Support for Frost Prevention in Florida

Fair Lifts Agricultural

FairLifts, working with a network of helicopter providers, arranges immediate helicopter support for frost prevention in Florida. Frost prevention involves using the down draught of a helicopter to circulate warm air above crops, reducing the likelihood of frost damage. Frost Damage Last winter, when temperatures in Florida dropped, crops were exposed to frost resulting in permanent damage. For smaller branches, …

Aerial Applications of Fungicide During Hot and Humid Seasons

Fair Lifts Agricultural

Hot and rainy weather provides ideal conditions for fungi to thrive, therefore, helicopter pilots, like Frank Pagel, are working overtime to spray fungicides to prevent crop damage. “We’ll sit in these things 12, 14 hours a day, and it’s exhausting,” said Pagel, co-owner of Helicopter Services of Illinois in Fisher. “It’s fun flying them … but after the first hour …