Drones for Safer Food

 

Plant Agriculture researchers Liz Lee, Bill Deen, and Mary Ruth McDonald are incorporating drone technology into their field research. As a part of the movement called precision agriculture, this new technology allows researchers and growers to optimize pest management strategies. This translates into minimizing the environmental impact of treating plants with pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides.
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPh5ZnOhW0ISpark Air logo

You can also view an earlier published article by the Office of Research entitled 'High flying technology improves research on the ground'.