Jan 29, 2024
Drone workshop to help growers scheduled

The University of Arizona (UA) is scheduling a workshop designed to help growers considering using drones.

The Easy Drone Use for Better Farms Workshop is scheduled for Jan. 31.

The workshop will be presented in-person and virtually. The event will be at the University of Arizona Maricopa Agricultural Center.

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The workshop is free.

“Register for the innovative drone workshop tailored for technicians, scientists, farmers, and students at the University of Arizona Maricopa Agricultural Center,” organizers said in a news release. “Discover the fascinating intersection of drones and agriculture! Come explore how these innovative technologies are shaping the future of farming.”

Presenters include researchers from UA’s Biosystems Engineering Department, scientists from Arizona State University’s Center for Hydrologic Innovations Department, United States Department of Agriculture scientists and Pix4D Co., a supplier of photogrammetry software technology.

Topics covered in the half-day seminar include:

  • Usage for healthier crops and efficient water use
  • Easy-to-follow drone techniques for agriculture
  • Relevant insight from leading industry experts

Lunch will be provided.

Registration information is available here.

UA’s Biosystems Engineering Department is part of UA’s College of Agriculture, Life & Environmental Sciences. It develops systems to sustainably feed an increasing population through technology and  sustainable practices. The department works on many projects, including optimizing growth conditions in controlled environment agriculture, Irrigating crops sustainably, and analyzing big data sets generated from using sensors and controls.

The UA Maricopa Agricultural Center is on the south side of the Phoenix metropolitan area and adjacent to the Gila River Indian Reservation.

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