About Us


Natal Aerial Spray has a large area of operation including Central and Southern KwaZulu-Natal and Northern Parts of the Eastern Cape.

We are fully licensed under Part 137 with the South African CAA for aerial application, aerial works & banner towing.

The application of liquids to crops these can be pesticides (including herbicides, fungicides, insecticides etc.), ripening agents and liquid fertilizers. In many areas this is the core of our business.

The application of solids in the form granules, can be, fertilizers, snail bait and pesticides. An increasingly popular product is the application of granular fertilizers to pastures,maize, sugar cane and soya at critical stages. This has been shown to significantly increase yields when timed correctly.

A growing part of our operation is the aerial seeding of pastures over standing crops, particularly maize. This allows rapid spread of the pasture species as the maize is harvested, for farmers utilising a winter cover crop.

At present our Thrushes are contracted to KZNFPA for the fire season from June through to October. We are used primarily in the control of forest fires across the province.

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Avo Spraying

Mitch applying Neem oil to avo orchards to treat Avo Bug

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Maize Fungicide

ZS-IJM - Ugie EC

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Bombing test

ZS-IJM - Shafton KZN

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Avo Spraying

Mitch applying Neem oil to avo orchards to treat Avo Bug

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Fertlizer Application

ZS-PAF - Wartburg KZN

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Fertilizer Application

Loading fertilizer with the auger - Wartburg KZN

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Maize Fungicide

ZS-IJM - Ugie EC

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On The Runway

ZS-IJM - Elliot EC

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Maize Fungicide

ZS-IJM - Ugie EC

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The Team

The Natal Aerial Spray Team at our base in KZN

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Stary Night

Beautiful stary night with ZS-IJM

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Turning

ZS-LJT turning after a spray run over maize

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Our Team


Natal Aerial Spray is a small business and employs a hard working team to ensure operations run smoothly

Ground Crew

Our ground crews supply essential support to the pilots and aeroplanes by mixing and loading chemical and fertilizer and fueling aircraft

Pilots

Mitch Spall is currently the only pilot, with over 25 years of spraying experience in KwaZulu-Natal

Office Staff

Managment and office staff ensure that everyone is in the right place at the right time

Information


Information on Aerial Spraying

Aerial application is the use of aircraft to seed, fertilize and treat crops with protective products to control weeds, insects and fungi. It is used on conventional cropland as well as biological control. Aerial application is also used to treat forest-land, rangeland and pastures for livestock. It is an important part of food, fiber and bio-fuel production.

Aerial application allows rapid treatment of large areas, 3-4 times faster than any other form of application, using turbine aircraft at 140mph. This is especially important when application is needed within a narrow timeframe. Pest resistance can be limited by aerial applications ability to treat in a precise manner. Aerial application can treat remote, hard to reach areas without causing any physical crop damage, where other methods cannot, due to surface water, wet soil, rolling terrain or dense plant foliage. Aerial application can treat orchards and late stage crops or dense plant foliage without causing any physical crop damage, soil compaction and without carrying disease from field to field as compared to ground rig operations. A reduction in soil compaction, reduced plant damage and less spreading of disease by aerial application results in higher yields, improved plant health, and if managed correctly, can absorb the cost of the aerial application, depending on yield and result, putting more money in your pocket.

As a general rule the more advanced the crop the greater the damage and the wetter the ground the greater the damage. When crops are advanced the damage is multiplied, as the vehicle chasis tend to damage the crop as well as the wheels. Damage will be the greatest as tyre width increases and boom width decreases. Crops often recover visually from being run over but often these areas lag behind as grain ripens later or not at all. Damage will obviously vary with crop type, crop stage and other variables but a rule of thumb seems to be an average of 40% damage (ie. yield loss) to areas that are run over.

Contact Us

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Operations : 084 326 3281 | charlie@aerialspray.co.za

Administration : 082 822 8208 | lynnie@iuncapped.co.za

Director : 082 574 6871 | mitch@aerialspray.co.za