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Plane drops seeds, not chemicals
Dean Heimermann, a pilot for Countryside Aviation, flies a crop duster over a field south of Juda Monday. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
BRODHEAD - Though low-flying planes are often associated with the spraying of chemicals, Jason Thomas, National Resources Conservation Service Conservationist for Green County, said the items being dropped from a one-pilot yellow plane Monday were simply seeds. "It was mostly oats or winter rye, and some radishes and turnips mixed in," Thomas said. "It's just regular old seed, no different than the oats you'd feed your horses."