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Introduction to Unmanned
Aircraft Use in Agriculture
February 2014

By Rory Paul
Founder and CEO
Volt Aerial Robotics
Phone: 636-410-0191


Executive Summary
(1 min 45 sec)

Full Presentation
(17 min 27 sec)


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Summary: This presentation will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners across the United States gain an understanding of basic UAV types that have potential agricultural Application, gain a basic understanding of the National Airspace and what is entailed with complying with FAA regulations.

The presentation will also explore where unmanned systems fit into aerial image acquisition process and their benefits over traditional methods. Lastly we will look at agricultural applications with a focus on crop scouting and mapping, touching on some of the technical challenges to producing geospatially accurate orthophotos.

Responsibility: United Soybean Board (USB) farmer-leaders develop and maintain partnerships with U.S. land grant universities and U.S. ag-focused research organizations such as the Plant Management Network to increase the transfer of checkoff-funded applied and practical production research information to U.S. soybean farmers. USB neither recommends nor discourages the implementation of any advice contained herein, and is not liable for the use or misuse of the information provided.

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