UAVs for Answers
Wed, Jul 18, 2018
4:00pm to 4:40pm
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.
Dr. Ciampitti's program is focused on assisting agri-business professionals in selecting the best management practices for improving yields under diverse cropping systems with emphasis on corn and soybeans. Ignacio’s research program is focused on maximizing yield and closing yield gaps via implementing best management practices, employing review and synthesis-analyses procedures, investigating interactions between crop production factors and using modeling and remote sensing approaches.