Definition of crop dusting in US English:

crop dusting


  • The spraying of powdered or liquid insecticide or fertilizer on crops, especially from the air.

    • ‘According to Time magazine, this was all in response to the FBI finding instructional material on crop dusting in the apartment of one of the attackers.’
    • ‘The five ton aircraft normally carries about two tons of crop dusting chemicals.’
    • ‘The profession of crop dusting often requires a pilot to be fairly mobile and migrate to where the work is.’
    • ‘The United States imposes a one-day ban on crop dusting planes over concerns about a possible chemical weapon attack.’
    • ‘Some 40 years ago lethal chemicals were dropped on the Wiltshire countryside by crop dusting planes and tested on volunteer soldiers who had no idea of the risks.’
    • ‘A manual on crop dusting was found in a suspected terrorist hideout - raising the spectre that they were planning to use chemical or biological weapons.’
    • ‘As the result of this being used for crop dusting and cloud seeding, the corrosive effects of the chemicals did considerable damage to the structure.’
    • ‘For your birthday, I bought you a crop dusting plane.’
    • ‘Did you notice something strange about it when they were coming by every weekend to ask about crop dusting?’
    • ‘He started a crop dusting and spraying business which became quite successful.’
    • ‘He runs a crop dusting business in Florida and he was suspicious about some people who wanted to learn about flying those planes.’
    • ‘‘In crop dusting, the farmers would buy and supply the actual chemicals,’ he says.’


crop dusting

/ˈkräp ˌdəstiNG//ˈkrɑp ˌdəstɪŋ/