Jolly Green Giant not so green


May 9, 2024

-Chronicle photo

With the green Green Giant on the hillside in the background, Kurt Beckley, left, Randy Mann, center, and drone pilot Mike Evans, right, stand before the DJI Agros T-40 drone, which had just minutes before been spraying a concoction of chemicals on the weed-covered Green Giant in early April. Beckley's company is Altitude Agri Services of Richland.

DAYTON–In the Valley of the Jolly – Ho! Ho! Ho! – Green Giant, the weeds were thick and green. See him standing there....

Well, it was getting hard to see the Touchet Valley's iconic Jolly Green Giant, which has stood over the area for decades, due to weeds.

To tackle the problem, Kurt Beckley of Altitude Agri Services of Richland brought his spray drone here April 13 and in about 20 minutes, with...

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