cropduster


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cropduster

(ˈkrɒpˌdʌstə)
n
1. (Agriculture) an aeroplane used to spray crops with fertilizer or insecticide
2. (Agriculture) the pilot of such an aeroplane
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The S-1 (single-seat) and S-2 (tandem seating for two) Pitts Special is the brainchild of Curtis Pitts, a designer and cropduster, who envisioned the airplane as the first one specifically designed for aerobatics, according to the International Council of Air Shows Foundation.
But his father was in the insurance business--Mark White recently retired as CEO of Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield--and "didn't really want me to be a cropduster.
You play Bulldog the plane who is taking part in a round–the–world air race, joined by lowly cropduster Dusty, who dreams of big things.
Produced outside the auspices of Pixar and showing it in every uninspired particular, this formulaic underdog story--about a lowly cropduster who dreams of joining the fast flyers in an international air race--feels heavily geared toward small fry at the expense of grown-up interest.
Conventional banana farms use protective plastic bags that have been impregnated with insecticides (typically chlorpyrifos), apply nematicides and fungicides via cropduster or by injection into the soil, and use herbicides to kill competing plants.
The local airport has already a pledge from one cropduster business and is employing others to the airport.
When he is sprayed by a cropduster and becomes seriously ill, they care for him with ever-dwindling resources.
In that case, stay with the old "chop and drop" cropduster approach.
Former cropduster Seale, who was found guilty of kidnapping and conspiracy, was sentenced to three life terms.
Allocating some $200m to the fight, the UN's Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) hired six modern cropduster planes from the US, and with ground crews using global positioning devices to locate the swarms swung into immediate action.
As she leaves the bus, a cropduster makes several aerial passes across the field, thereby echoing the famous scene in Hitchcock's film in which Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) is pursued and almost killed by a similar cropduster in cornfields on the outskirts of Chicago.