UAVs draw farmers’ interest

UAVs draw farmers' interestWhile drones have generated privacy concerns, one agricultural expert is touting the positive aspects of using unmanned aerial vehicles in agricultural fields.

“There are 10 times more applications for using UAVs in agriculture than in other industries,” Kevin Price of Kansas State University told those attending the Aberdeen Precision Ag Conference this week.

The Kansas professor is leading research in UAVs and shared ways that the controversial technology can be turned into profit. Images from fields can document damage from crop blow down for insurance claims or identify problems that need to be addressed.

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