Droning around a farm — it’s hard to look away

· July 26, 2016

It’s hard to argue with the beauty of aerial photography, and drones have been making it all that much easier for people to capture stunning images or video of their property. But there’s a much more practical aspect to using drones around a farm — and it comes down to crop maintenance. Drones (also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or UAVs) can capture highly accurate images of fields, even on cloudy days, covering up to hundreds of acres in a single flight. Even better, the resolution outpaces that which satellites can provide.

And, before long, we could very well be seeing drones being used as a crop-chemical delivery system, especially as the payload capacity of drones increases. Research in California is making strides on that front.

The staff at Mankato Valley Seed in Minnesota used a Solo 3DR Drone to record this footage, which was then edited by Andy Cramblit.


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