drones

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... more »

Drones help scout crops, but growers must consider costs

Drones help East Coast growers who typically don’t enjoy access to aerial applicator services, which prefer to service the larger row crop fields in the Midwest, said Kenny Strong, owner of Accurate Ag Spraying LLC.... more »

Pyka wins FAA authorization for largest automated drone

Drone manufacturer Pyka has received approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to commercially operate its zero-emission highly-automated Pelican Spray aircraft for crop protection nationwide. Based in Oakland, California, Pyka constructs large-scale and highly-automated... more »

Drones help with crop soil science

Unmanned aerial vehicles — drones — have many professional uses, and the American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America want growers to know how the new world of drones aid crop science... more »

Drone tech company relocates headquarters to Michigan State

Aerial Vantage, a drone tech company, has relocated its corporate headquarters from Washington D.C. to the Midwest. The company’s new headquarters are located at the Michigan State University (MSU) Technology Innovation Center in East Lansing,... more »

Sustainable Agronomy Conference offered free, online

The American Society of Agronomy will host the Sixth Annual Sustainable Agronomy Conference as a free virtual-event series, presented on four dates. The conference consists of sessions over four weeks starting on July 12, with a... more »

MSU offering free ag drone training course

Michigan State University (MSU) is offering free drone training for people involved in the Michigan agriculture industry. The course, offered through MSU’s Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences, is available to up to 20... more »

Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Field Day registration opens

Registration is open for Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Field Day. The university is inviting fruit and vegetable growers to participate in Purdue Extension's annual event, which is scheduled for July 20 from 9 a.m. to 1... more »

Guardian Agriculture aircraft receives U.S. approval

Guardian Agriculture has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate its aircraft nationwide. Based in Woburn, Massachusetts, Guardian is a leading developer of Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) systems for commercial-scale... more »

Hylio introduces fully autonomous drone for large scale farm operations

Hylio has introduced a fully autonomous drone for large scale agricultural operations. The AG-130 has an 8.0-gallon tank capacity with an application rate of up to 50 acres per hour, according to the release. The... more »

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