Tag: Agriculture

Precision Agriculture: A Day on the Farm

Precision Agriculture: A Day on the Farm

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Drones are often touted for their ability to benefit farmers through precision agriculture, but solving real-world problems requires a more carefully considered approach—and spinning propellers only represents a small fraction of the work to be done. Even within the professional uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) industry, there is a tendency to regard precision agriculture applications as ….  Read More

DroneSeed Replants Burned Forests

DroneSeed Replants Burned Forests

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Seattle-based DroneSeed uses sUAS to reforest areas devastated by wildfires. Their 8-foot-span drones fly in groups of up to five drones, using preprogammed routes and dropping “seed vessels” into areas where they have the best chance of growing back. Each sUAS can carry as much as 57 pounds of seed vessels. DroneSeed CEO Grant Canary ….  Read More

Missing Cows Found by Drone

Missing Cows Found by Drone

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When a herd of cows mysteriously disappeared the quickest way to find them was to try to spot them from a bird’s-eye view. So the worried farmer turned to newly qualified drone pilot John Allcock to find the missing 100-strong herd. After all, every second was vital, especially if they had wandered onto roads. John’s ….  Read More