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Farmers only scratching surface of the potential of drones

Farmers only scratching surface of the potential of drones

Despite the many advances aerial technology use in agriculture have made over the past several years, Iowa farmers are still just scratching the surface concerning the potential of drones.

"This technology continues to advance pretty quickly as we typically see with most new technologies," said Ryan Bergman, program coordinator in the Iowa State University (ISU) Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, who has demonstrated the agricultural uses of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones to farmers.

"To date, I’m not sure that many growers are actively making management decisions with aerial imagery," he said. "However, I think most of them are ...




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