Researchers Use UAS to Monitor Crop Health

Researchers Use UAS to Monitor Crop Health

Auburn University has announced that its precision agriculture researchers are using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to monitor crop health over large acreages, utilizing the aircraft to develop a method that lets farmers quickly address potential trouble spots. “Precision agriculture techniques enable the producer to apply things like fertilizer and herbicide only where they are needed, which helps increase yields and profits for agribusiness,” said Steve Taylor, head of Auburn’s Department of Biosystems Engineering. “These tools are having a major impact in many areas, not only for agricultural crops but […]

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