Ag Drones For Next Generation?

Demonstration Delves Into Tech’s Potential

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Posted: March 1, 2014

Ken Druce, operator in business development at Unmanned Sensing Systems International in Maryland, flies a Hexacopter 550 6-blade drone at the Next Generation Crop Fertilization Technology Education Meeting outside the New Market fire hall on Friday. (Photos by Michael Reilly)
Gustavo Zastrow, geographic information systems specialist at Unmanned Sensing Systems International, shows a photo taken by a drone of a field near the New Market Fire Department on Friday. Speakers said the photos can be used to help farmers manage variable-rate fertilizing and seeding.
A Hexacopter 550 6-blade drone flies during a demonstration on the use of drones with cameras for crop field management at the crop fertilization technology meeting on Friday.

NEW MARKET — Drones may be mostly associated with spying and military operations today, but in the not-too-distant future, they may become a common site delivering merchandise to online…



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