University program introduces cutting-edge drone research and hands on field operations that will improve agriculture

The Aviation Program at the University of Louisiana Monroe is producing cutting-edge drone research and hands on field operations that will improve agriculture—a major economic influence in northeast Louisiana.

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or more commonly known as drones, are rapidly increasing in popularity. For years, UAS technology has been applied in various military field operations, including aerial photography, combat, and surveillance. More recently, drones have also found their way into the hands of many private citizens for recreational use.

But far beyond their recreational appeal, drones can actually provide farmers with important technology that will ultimately help determine crop health and facilitate agricultural productivity overall. And while this might be news to many local farmers, that’s certainly not the case in Japan.Read more

Source: thenewsstar.com