Drone technology has been touted as a high-tech crop scouting tool for years. Now, the technology has advanced to the point where farmers can not only conduct accurate plant population counts, but also distinguish between crops and weeds.
Already farmers are using drone technology for imaging purposes to determine a number of factors in their fields. Drones can take photographs in high resolution, superior to those taken through satellite imaging. Read moreRead More »
The agriculture industry is closely watching the implementation of new FAA small unmanned aircraft systems regulations, saying drones may be beneficial when used by farmers but may also reignite privacy arguments with EPA and state regulators when used for enforcement. Read moreRead More »