November 9 - 10, 2021
Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre, Lethbridge, AB
The Alberta Aerial Applicator Association is excited to present the Annual General Meeting & Conference at its new location this year, Lethbridge Alberta! This conference will provide several pesticide applicator credits, annual general meetings for both the 4A's and the Wild Rose Protective Fund.
Air Tractor, Inc. President Jim Hirsch announced today the addition of a new Air Tractor® dealership for Canada. Portage Aircraft Specialties, located in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, will serve agricultural aerial applicators across Canada as the authorized dealer for Air Tractor aircraft sales, repairs, maintenance and parts. “We are excited and pleased to have Portage Aircraft Specialties join the Air Tractor family of dealers,” said Hirsch. “I am confident they will provide the kind of exceptional service and support that Air Tractor owners have come to expect.”
Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has released a statement regarding the use of pest control products and unmanned aerial vehicles (drones). The aerial application industry in Canada is aware that drone technology is up and coming and that drones are considered aircraft by Transport Canada. But as the article states operators of drones “are responsible for meeting other applicable regulatory requirements established by other Government of Canada departments.”