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Question 1: Hydroseeding is often done by helicopters using tanks and drop systems much like those used for ________.
CDF Aviation Management ProgramFire retardantAerial firefightingWildfire suppression

Question 2: An agricultural aircraft is an aircraft that has been built or converted for agricultural use - usually aerial application of pesticides (crop dusting) or fertiliser (________); in these roles they are referred to as "crop dusters" or "top dressers".
Miles Whitney StraightNew ZealandRoyal New Zealand Air ForceAerial topdressing

Question 3: After more effective insecticides and fungicides were developed in the 1940s, and aerial topdressing was developed by government research in ________, purpose-built agricultural fixed-wing aircraft became common.
AustraliaNew ZealandNauruUnited Kingdom

Question 4: In the case of ________, tanks are placed on or outside the body of the aircraft, while a spray rig, extending outward to the sides, is attached well below the main rotor blades.

Question 5: Aerial spraying has been controversial since the 1960s, due to environmental concerns about pesticide drift (raised for example by ________'s book Silent Spring).
DDTMarylandRachel CarsonUnited States Environmental Protection Agency

Question 6: The most common agricultural aircraft are fixed-wing, such as the Air Tractor, Grumman Ag Cat, PAC Fletcher, or Rockwell Thrush Commander, but ________ are also used.


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