Content Category: Precision Agriculture
Michigan Farmer Testifies on UAS at Senate Hearing
on March 25, 2015 by print the content item
Farmers and ranchers are increasingly embracing the use of drones in agriculture, according to Jeff VanderWerff, a Michigan farmer and agronomist who testified before a Senate subcommittee on March 24. At the hearing - "Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Key Considerations Regarding Safety, Innovation, Economic Impact, and Privacy” - VanderWerff, a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation, explained the values and More
International UAS Project Aims to 'Detect the Next Invasive Pest'
on March 18, 2015 by print the content item
Kansas State University (KSU) is leading an international project that is looking at unmanned aerial systems (UAS) as a quick and efficient method to detect pest insects and diseases in food crops before outbreaks happen. Brian McCornack, associate professor of entomology, is the U.S. principal investigator on the $1.74 million, three-year project, "Optimizing Surveillance Protocols Using Unmanned Aerial Systems." KSU’s More
Precision Ag Drone Company Wins First Place at SXSW Competition
on March 18, 2015 by print the content item
SLANTRANGE Inc., a drone-based agricultural crop sensor and data analytics company, has been awarded first place in the Innovative World Technologies category at the seventh annual SXSW Accelerator Competition. Held March 14-15 in Austin, Texas, the event was part of the SXSW Interactive Festival Startup Village, where startups from around the world showcased new technology innovations. “Our system enables farmers More
Draganfly Releases New Precision Ag UAV Solution
on March 17, 2015 by print the content item
Draganfly Innovations has introduced what it calls an all-inclusive solution that can plan, fly and process advanced multispectral data: the Draganflyer Pro-Ag package. The solution consists of a compact, ready-to-fly vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV); a transport case; Draganfly Surveyor flight planning software; the just released, third-generation MicaSense RedEdge five-band, multispectral camera; and a two-axis stabilized gimbal. More
SLANTRANGE Presenting Drone-Based Solution for Farming
on March 11, 2015 by print the content item
SLANTRANGE Inc., a drone-based agricultural crop sensor and data analytics company, is planning to showcase the business opportunities its technology presents in farming. For the seventh annual SXSW Accelerator competition - held March 14-15 in Austin, Texas - SLANTRANGE was chosen to present to a panel of judges and an audience. The company, founded in 2013, says its solution brings More
Midwest Companies Seek to Prove ROI from Agricultural Drone Use
on March 06, 2015 by print the content item
Akron, Ohio-based Event 38, a manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles for industrial use around the world, has announced a key research agreement with Cedar Valley Innovation (CVI), an agriculture research organization based in Waterloo, Iowa. Under the agreement, CVI will integrate Event 38’s E384 drone and proprietary software into its ongoing agricultural research programs conducted throughout the Midwest.The E384 drone More
Kansas Kicking off Effort to Be on 'Leading Edge' of UAS Industry
on March 05, 2015 by print the content item
The Kansas Department of Transportation (DOT) is beginning a series of roundtable discussions on the use of drones by public and private interest groups in the state. Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for agricultural purposes will be the first topic of discussion, scheduled for March 11 at the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) headquarters. “We continue to field inquiries about the More
New Partnership Brings Full-Service Drone and Data Solution to Farmers
on February 25, 2015 by print the content item
Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and remote sensing company PrecisionHawk and agricultural coaching organization Agri-Trend have announced a new business partnership. Under their agreement, PrecisionHawk will be offering its UAV data collection, sensing and analysis tools to farmers across the U.S. and Canada through Agri-Trend's SkyScout program. This year, the partnership will bring UAV services - from trained individuals - throughout More
University Earns Statewide Access for UAS Research
on February 25, 2015 by print the content item
Kansas State University Salina says it has reached a national milestone in the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry: It is the first entity in the country to receive approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for statewide access of flight operations. The university has received three Certificates of Authorization (COAs) that will allow the UAS program to conduct research anywhere More
Kansas Companies Form OEM Partnership for UAS Precision Ag
on February 13, 2015 by print the content item
AgJunction Inc., a provider of hardware and software solutions for precision agriculture, has announced a strategic original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partnership with Pulse Aerospace. Pulse Aerospace is a flight controls and systems developer of advanced helicopter unmanned aerial system (UAS) technologies. The business partnership will integrate Pulse Aerospace’s UAS technology with AgJunction’s SATLOC brand of aerial guidance and application control More
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Are you comfortable with the use of the term "drone" to describe commercial/civil UAS?

Yes; a UAS is a drone.
No; it gives the technology a negative connotation.
No opinion; it's not important what they are called.

Total Votes: 192
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