Flying Drones Help In Better Crop Management


J. Craig Williams is a crop and dairy educator and is using and experimenting with drones for better crop management in Pennsylvania. He is testing with drones to see potential uses of drone technology for purposes such as fertilizer use patterns and observing pest control. Till now soybean crops are monitored usually through visual inspections which is time consuming. These drones can help in better crop management by providing visuals of the entire crop field from high above in high resolution images. These pictures can will be very useful to make decisions on when and where to spray pesticides in the crop. He believes that drones can help push agriculture into the future and farmers can manage their crops more effectively.

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