Date: Wed Jul 18, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Moderator: Steve Phillips
Use of UAVs to evaluate crop growth, development, and performance is a promising area of precision agriculture research. The use of UAVs has presented an alternative due to the flexibility for conducting low altitude flight and facilitating high-resolution imagery. As crop management progresses from large scale uniform management to site-specific using precision agriculture technologies. UAVs are finding space in the evaluation of within-field variation and exploration of different applications related to monitoring vegetation growth (changes in plant height), early-season evaluation of stand counts, determination of nutritional and water statuses, among other potential applications. This session will be focused on discussing potential uses of UAVs in plot research at small and large scale operations.
Progeny Drone Inc. is a startup based on research conducted by Anthony Hearst and Dr. Katy Rainey in the Department of Agronomy at Purdue University. This talk covers major milestones towards the development of the company, including initial research on applications of drones in agriculture, identification of key challenges facing agricultural drone users, development of the technology, customer discovery, and commercialization.