Unmanned Aerial Systems have existed for a long time. Originally used in the military, their new-found affordability and convenience are making them an up-and-coming field scouting tool on American farms.
Consider having an on-demand birds-eye view of your field. Admit it – at least once you have stood in the back of your pick-up truck, possibly on the cab, to get as high a view as possible over the top of your field to evaluate the stand, survey for weeds, possibly check to see if you can make out tile lines.
If you are looking for a great opportunity to see, hear and learn first-hand how a UAS could become one of your immediate go-to pieces of equipment, consider the Farm Industry News/Farm Progress Precision Aerial Ag Show in Decatur, Ill.
The show will be the first of its kind to focus on the advantages of UAS in agriculture.
"Agriculture is about to experience the ability to analyze fields from a perspective and detail not seen before," says Chad Colby, www.agtechtalk.com specialist and industry expert in Unmanned Aerial Systems. "The use of Unmanned Aerial Systems will give growers up to the minute data that can be used to treat and combat issues in time to positively affect yields," he adds.
During the two day event, July 9-10, growers can:
• See flight demonstrations and UAV digital output
•Hear authorities talk about UAV uses in agriculture
• Learn regulations, liability, and about UAV options
• Tour exhibits and listen to UAV vendor presentations
Max Armstrong, host of the This Week in Agribusiness show, says it is crucial to learn the important UAV rules, regulations, possibilities and limitations from experts on the subject.
"This is the place where knowledgeable, trustworthy educators will be gathered in one location," he says.
This technology is becoming affordable enough that it can benefit both small and large farms. For more information, visit the Precision Aerial Ag Show website.