This year is the best autumn break for many years and, coupled with ongoing wet weather conditions, means that many field crops will need both topdressing and spraying from the air.
Topdressing with urea by aircraft, ensures no more crop losses due to wheel damage, which will be an even bigger problem in this wet year.
One aircraft can cover more than 800 hectares a day topdressing and their use in current wet conditions ensures that urea is being applied at the correct time, rather than sitting in the silo waiting for paddocks to dry out for ground spreading units.
Airstrips in a wet year can be a problem. If a farmer does not have a suitable landing area, a close neighbour will usually have a suitable, 800-metre long area that one of Hazair's fleet of aircraft can operate from safely.
Sclerotinia stem rot in canola has been a big problem for local growers for the past few years. The level of damage caused will depend upon weather conditions and / or if fungicide applications are carried out at the correct time.
One aircraft can cover more than 1,000 hectares per day spraying, ensuring rapid and efficient chemical coverage of your crops.
With a fleet of five aircraft, based at Brocklesby, Albury and Holbrook, Hazair is able to ensure that local farmers needs are met promptly by three local Aerial Agricultural Association Spray Safe approved pilots.