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    Helicopter Application for Gypsy Moth in Residential Communities

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    The gypsy moth threat to urban residential properties and the use of aerial application of pesticides for control is creating a set of specific operational problems for the spray pilot. Instead of dealing with one farmer customer per job he now faces large numbers of urban customers in the thousands per job. Their environmental concerns need to be answered. Operations need to be tailored on a smaller block scale in order to treat accurately groups of houses with areas to be missed. Prior meetings and organization, along with follow-up critiques, are a necessary part of the program.


    pesticides, pesticide application, aerial application, gypsy moth, forests, bacterial spray, Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), insecticides

    Author Information:

    Voss, CM
    President, AgRotors, Inc., Gettysburg, Pa.

    Committee/Subcommittee: E35.22

    DOI: 10.1520/STP32487S