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Crop Spraying Delayed

Aerial crop spraying has been delayed this year due to the later spring seeding.
 
Pembina Air Services Chief Pilot Jim Peters tells us what they're focusing on right now.
 
"Right now we're into the leaf disease on the wheat that we're trying to protect the flag leaf and keep it disease free," he said. "Following that we'll get into anthesis timing, the flowering of the wheat, so we'll be doing an application there."
 
Peters says insects have also been a concern.
 
"We were busy with some flea beetles and some cutworms but now it's kind of tapered off a little bit. Most guys are able to take care of it with their own unit."
 
He notes grasshoppers are also showing up, although the numbers haven't warranted planes going up.
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