Sep 16, 2014
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Enter the Drone Zone

By: Ben Potter, AgWeb.com Social Media and Innovation Editor

More forward-thinking farmers are dabbling with small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)—or drones—for a multitude reasons.

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  • Ohio Firm Markets Farm-Monitoring Drones
    09/08/2014
    Event 38 Unmanned Systems offers machines that can take high-resolution pictures of crops, cattle and soil.
  • Drones, Cornfields, and Marijuana
    09/03/2014
    As farmers harvest their corn crop this year, they might want to look carefully to see what else—namely, marijuana--might be growing among their cornstalks.
  • Top In-Field Lessons
    08/27/2014
    In a year with low prices and a predicted bumper crop, nearly 1,000 farmers from 28 U.S. states and one Canadian province joined Farm Journal Field Agronomists Ken Ferrie and Missy Bauer in the field for hands-on agronomic lessons.
  • Sky-High Potential
    08/27/2014
    Drones have captured the imagination of farmers and tech enthusiasts. The fairly small tools offer big potential—and more questions than answers.
  • Wisconsin Crop Dusters Deal With Modern Technology
    08/25/2014
    Big or small, crop dusters need more than great piloting and multitasking skills to succeed — and even survive — in their dangerous profession,
  • Alabama Governor Names Drone Task Force
    08/25/2014
    Gov. Robert Bentley has created a task force to look at the potential uses of drones in agriculture, conservation and law enforcement.

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