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Crop Insurer OK’d to Deploy UAVs for Damage Assessment

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on April 22, 2015

Decatur, Ill.-based ADM Crop Risk Services (ADM CRS) says it has received regulatory approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to commercially operate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to expedite and improve claims processing. ADM CRS, a subsidiary of Chicago-based Archer [Read More]

PrecisionHawk, Benson Hill Biosystems Team Up for Crop Analysis

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UAO Staff on October 30, 2014

Agricultural biotechnology company Benson Hill Biosystems, The Photosynthesis Company, is partnering with PrecisionHawk to apply aerial imaging for the analysis of crop photosynthesis in the field and prediction of crop performance and yield. ‘Increased crop yield is the most important [Read More]

University Uses UAS for Potato Crop Research

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UAO Staff on June 03, 2014

Idaho State University (ISU) says it is leading a research project that will use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to create new methods of addressing agricultural crop threats in potato fields. According to the university, the advantage of using UAS is [Read More]

Potential Collisions with UAS Trouble Aerial Crop Sprayers in North Dakota

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UAO Staff on May 06, 2014

Aerial crop sprayers in North Dakota are concerned about the danger that unmanned aerial systems (UAS) can pose to their operations. Although the North Dakota UAS test site recently became operational, the issue lies with private drone operators and not [Read More]