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The process of spraying crops with powdered insecticides or fungicides from an aircraft.

crop′-dust′ v.


1. (Agriculture) the spreading of fungicide, etc on crops in the form of dust, often from an aircraft


the spraying of powdered fungicides or insecticides on crops, usu. from an airplane.
crop′-dust`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crop-dusting - the dispersion of fungicides or insecticides or fertilizer on growing crops (often from a low-flying aircraft)crop-dusting - the dispersion of fungicides or insecticides or fertilizer on growing crops (often from a low-flying aircraft)
dispersal, dispersion, dissemination, diffusion - the act of dispersing or diffusing something; "the dispersion of the troops"; "the diffusion of knowledge"
aircraft - a vehicle that can fly
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Spec, who runs a local crop-dusting service, spotted an acquaintance standing in line and went up to say howdy.