Drones Becoming A Necessity For Agriculture

Drones Becoming A Necessity For Agriculture ATLANTIC CITY (March 15, 2017) — A daylong series of panels at the New Jersey Agricultural Convention and Trade Show were devoted to the growing use of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones, for agricultural purposes. Rutgers University plant biology and pathology professor Peter Oudemans discussed using

drones for pest control and fine-tuning production methods while Eric Koehler, vice president of Bridgewater-based Falcon Drone Services, discussed the pros and cons of owning and operating a drone.

Rutgers University plant biology and pathology professor Peter Oudemans discussed using drones for pest control and fine-tuning production methods while Eric Koehler, vice president of Bridgewater-based Falcon Drone Services, discussed the pros and cons of owning and operating a drone. Oudemans made an analogy at the outset of his talk between drones and cell phones.

Oudemans made an analogy at the outset of his talk between drones and cell phones. Cell phones were once thought of as a luxury, but as costs fell over the last 15 years, nearly everyone carries a cell phone.

Cell phones were once thought of as a luxury, but as costs fell over the last 15 years, nearly everyone carries a cell phone. He predicted that slowly or not, drones will come to be regarded as

He predicted that slowly or not, drones will come to be regarded as necessary technology for all manner of farmers. “With drones, what we’re seeing is we’re introducing a technology that is going to help with efficiency,” Oudemans said. “It’s not going to replace our footprints in the field, but it’s going to enhance our scouting methods.”

“With drones, what we’re seeing is we’re introducing a technology that is going to help with efficiency,” Oudemans said. “It’s not going to replace our footprints in the field, but it’s going to enhance our scouting methods.”

 

 

 

 

 

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