Agriculture

How flying robots can increase your yields?

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Tomasz Maik, CEO of Trigger Composites, manufacturer of Pteryx UAV Recent years brought a dynamic development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, commonly called drones. Everyday press races in descriptions of newly appearing, not only military, applications of these appliances. This year…

Drone tests over farm near Batavia will start soon

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David Riley, Drones may soon be buzzing near Batavia. An announcement last week that researchers will soon fly a lightweight, self-guided drone over a farm near Batavia revealed that a federally backed project to test unmanned aircraft could reach farther…

Drones put to work hunting weeds

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by Barb Glen CYPRESS COUNTY, Alta. — Weeds cannot duck and cover when a drone flies overhead. Researcher Chris Neeser is counting on that. The Alberta Agriculture weed pest specialist is experimenting with using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also called drones,…

Ag Drones — Future and Present

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No longer can farmers plant seeds from last years crop, pray for rain, and expect to feed the world.  Things have changed, mostly for the better.  My grandfather plowed with mules, killed weeds with a hoe, fertilized with manure, harvested…