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Using a herbicide to control wildfire

Tibuthiuron is a selective herbicide manufactured by Dow Chemical Company and sold under the trade name Spike. It is formulated in a one-quarter inch extruded clay pellet that contains twenty percent of active ingredient.

Aiming to please

The 2012 fire season is now in full swing for the south and southwest regions. It is hoped that it will not be nearly as intense as last year’s season. The National Weather Service has declared the La Nina weather pattern over, and the drought conditions that plagued the region are slowly waning. Western regions have experienced a wet winter adding to already heavy fuel load, setting the stage for a past due active season.

World’s first TRTO for Fire Boss

Valencia, Spain - Air Tractor Europe S.L., the exclusive Air Tractor dealer for Europe, North Africa and Middle East has recognized the importance of...

The Never Ending Season

The U.S. 2011 fire season has come to a close in most parts of the country, except Texas! The Lone Star State has suffered its most devastating fire season in history and it just doesn’t seem to be letting up.

Fires Downunder

Convair will supply flight crews and support personal over the period of the contract. Other duties, such as dispatch and management, will be performed by Australians. Along with two Skycrane's and other local assets, this will constitute by far the largest aerial firefighting force ever assembled in the country.

Air Tractor shines at 2011 Paris Air Show

The 49th International Paris Air Show, known locally as "Le Salon du Bourget" and recognized as the world's oldest and largest air & space...

Simplex Manufacturing granted first China STC

Simplex Manufacturing has been granted a Validation of Supplemental Type Certificate (VSTC) from the Peoples Republic of China for its Robinson R44 agricultural spray...

Time flies

Every three years the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issues new contracts for SEATs. I received my copy about a week ago. There were no big changes from past contracts and most of the new items are related to pilot training and safety. All pilots will now be required to pass a mission competency evaluation.

Balkan countries with an impressive Fleet

Today, the plan for providing Macedonia's Protection and Rescue Directorate with aerial firefighting capabilities has been completed giving the small Balkan country a strategic and above all, dedicated aerial fire-fighting asset.

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