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Precision ag lime, seriously....

On Friday I was driving from Fort Dodge to Gilmore City, I thought there was a combine fire. Fortuneatly it was only a precision ag lime application, if there is such a thing. Friday was a relatively calm day, winds were less than 5 mph. You wouldn't expect much drift, but did you know that up to 1/4 of the lime you apply can drift off the field? Below are some of the pictures of a precision ag lime spread. 

 2 miles away I could get a picture of the ag lime cloud
This is precision application of ag lime
 When will the lime hit the ground? Better yet, where will it land?
 I wasn't aware ag lime applicators spread 120' patterns....
 Whoa, now they are speading a 480' swath! Talk about efficient!
 Since this is likely a grid sampled field, how to you control where the lime goes? Note the cool dust devil in the upper left corner, visable from the ag lime dust!
 Looks like most of the lime is landing on the next grid over, do you think this operator will still apply lime to that grid? How does he compensate for the drift?
 I have a feeling he doesn't like me photographing his work...
 
 No, I am sure he doesn't want me taking pictures!!
 There goes the product the farmer paid for!!
The lime drifts

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