Aerial Planting Another Option


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RICEVILLE, IA – For farmers across north Iowa, it’s crunch time. Many are still on the fence about what to do with their flooded crops, but at least now they may have another option.

Aerial planting is the latest alternative farmers are opting for if their land is too saturated to do it themselves.

Small planes are helping to spread seed as well as any dry chemicals needed to help keep crops safe.

One north Iowa pilot says it’s about giving farmers a choice.

“It’s just so wet that there’s not a lot of options left to get them out there. So are just kind of did a test a couple says and some calibration and we’ll see what kind of results we have in the next week or so,” said Carl Brumm, Ag-Pilot from Riceville.

Unfortunately, with the rain and thunderstorms we’ve had over the past weeks, Carl says it has been difficult to help seed.

He hopes to make himself more available as soon as the weather clears up.

“It’s just an option that is out there. If there is not going to be a chance of you getting your crop out there and you need it out there, it’s an option,” said Brumm.

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