|WikiProject New Zealand||(Rated C-class, Mid-importance)|
|WikiProject Aviation||(Rated Start-class)|
Aerial Top Dressing c.f. Crop Dusting.
As there has been some debate about this my understanding is Topdressing concerns the delivery of fertilisers, (usually superphosphate and lime), where as Crop dusting initially referred to the use of insecticides and fungicides; it seems disputed whether it now includes topdressing as a catergory.
All material to date suggests top dressing was invented in New Zealand some twenty years after crop dusting began, it is quite possible the parochial pride allowed previous researchers to overlook prior foreign invention, which for some reason did not widely catch on.
People with local histories, please add them, and we'll take the "New Zealand" out of the title. Winstonwolfe
188.8.131.52 (talk) 08:49, 17 May 2009 (UTC) Deleted "An unsuccessful topdressing plant is the only business other than tourism ever attempted on the volcanic Whakaari/White Island. The plant was largely destroyed in an eruption."
As far I can tell the sulphur from the mining operations on white island was not used for fertiliser, plus chronologically was over well before arial topdressing took off (as it were). Also its place under environmental concerns is not appropriate.
- Thanks, well spotted. -- Avenue (talk) 14:26, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
I believe that this article fails at least two of the B-class criteria - it is inadequately referenced, and poorly structured. Several people are mentioned in early sections of the article with no indication of who or what they were.dramatic (talk) 03:48, 1 May 2010 (UTC)