Thursday, June 27, 2013

Steier Ag Aviation: Help From Above

LOADING UP:  Chad Meyer of Steier Ag Aviation
 Photo Courtesy/Credit:  Dan Voigt  

Chad Meyer of Steier Ag Aviation loads his plane with microencapsulate nitrogen at the Emmetsburg Municipal Airport Tuesday morning. Area farmers, stymied in their planting and fieldwork by the wet weather, have turned to pilots like Chad to apply the dry nitrogen by air to get fertilizer on their crops to replace nitrogen washed away by all the rains. While Chad was busy spraying around Emmetsburg for the past couple of days, his brother Tony has been flying for nearly two weeks in Missouri, applying fertilizer by air for farmers also facing wet weather. Deadlines to finish the planting season are rapidly approaching for area producers in the next week to 10 days. 

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