mitchell aerial application service

(ABERDEEN, S.D.) -- Agtegra Cooperative has finalized arrangements to provide aerial application services out of the Mitchell Airport.

Agtegra recently hired both a pilot and a loader to provide aerial application service to Agtegra customers along the I-90 region. The Mitchell crew will use a leased hanger and office space. They also have two customized tender trailers that will allow them to conveniently service fields in their area.

“Air application is an important tool for customers in the south region where there is considerable pasture and rangeland, as well as wheat in production,” said Director of Agronomy Operations Djamel Khali. “This will give us the ability to provide customers in our south region with more convenient access to aerial applications. It also minimizes travel time to serve those customers, which means we can service more acres for producers.”

The Agtegra Air fleet currently counts 8 aircraft operating out of 6 locations in Clark, Harrold, Highmore, Huron, Webster and now Mitchell. The Agtegra aerial application equipment provides precision spraying and spreading of nutrients, fungicides and other late-season products and is available across the Agtegra trade area.

“This is a great opportunity for us to be able to expand our services to Agtegra customers in the south region,” says Agtegra Aerial Operations Manager Craig Bair. “Having the ability to operate out of the Mitchell Airport will minimize our pilots’ travel time to fields, allowing us to be able to serve more acres.”