drones

UAV operators: You’re sharing airspace with ag aviators

· June 5, 2018

With more than 1 million unmanned aerial vehicles registered with the Federal Aviation Administration, it is vitally important for UAV operators to be aware of the ag aircrafts they are sharing airspace with this growing season. A vast majority of UAV users operate in a responsible manner, but since last year the aviation community has […]

Virginia Tech cuts ribbon on tallest drone park in U.S.

· April 27, 2018

Virginia Tech is now home to the tallest drone park in the country. The university officially opened the 85-feet above ground, football-field-sized park Thursday. The tallest netted facility of its kind, the drone park has almost 3 million cubic feet of room to fly around. The drone park is a collaboration among various university entities, […]

K-State using drones to develop better yielding wheat varieties

· October 10, 2017

For the past three years, Jesse Poland, an associate professor of plant pathology at Kansas State University, and a team of researchers have worked in five countries to stay on top of wheat improvement and the most promising technology to help … drones. “Field seasons in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh are offset from the field seasons […]

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