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AeroVironment Debuts New Hybrid UAV Platform

Matt Strein with AeroVironment discusses the new Quantix unmanned aerial vehicle solution. The hybrid aircraft combines features of a quadcopter and fixed-wing models. A vertical launch and transition to horizontal flight allows for 400 acres of coverage and up to 45 minutes of flight time.
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Sky’s the Limit on Uses, Payback with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

High-resolution imagery and data analysis contributed to a $20 per acre profit on silage corn and timely fertilizer applications for Wisconsin strip-tillers Eric and Megan Wallendal.
The motor begins to hum and the propellers begin their increasingly rapid revolutions. A gentle upward tilt of the joystick by the owner and the rotocopter is airborne — slowly elevating as it drifts over a cornfield to capture hundreds of images that will be processed and analyzed.
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Possibilities for Drones in No-Tilling

Speaking on the Agriculture Today radio program, Terry Griffin, a precision ag economist with Kansas State University Extension, discusses the economics and renewed interest in field imagery with the advent of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or “drones” in farming.
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Video: Scouting Every Acre

Davie Stephens shares how he uses dirt bikes to scout every acre after planting to evaluate crop stand and whether an insecticide application is needed. This year, the Wingo, Ky., no-tiller will also use a drone for scouting and is interested to see what the drone will see compared to what he sees on the ground.
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Keys to Integrating Drone Technology Into Your Operation - Aaron Sheller - NNTC 2016 Presentation - MP3 Download

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Managing by the acre is essential in any farming system, but especially in no-till. As input prices continue to rise and margins diminish, no-tillers will have to stop hoping they’re making the correct decisions when applying products and start knowing that they are. A 7th-generation farmer in central Indiana, Aaron Sheller discusses how using drones is about becoming a more proactive grower. He also talks about how to pinpoint yield-limiting factors in the field and create solutions for those areas while the crop is still able to respond. Using a drone is about becoming a better, more profitable no-tiller.

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