Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: What You Need to Know for Use in Production Agriculture

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Author(s) Brian Luck, Jessica Drewry, Jeff Nelson.

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, have the capability to measure crop health in near real-time, assess and map crop damage, help identify diseases and other crop health issues, and even apply low-volume treatments to remedy issues within a crop during the growing season. This fact sheet addresses frequently asked questions about the current usefulness of UAVs and how they can be implemented in production agriculture systems (4 pages; 2018).