Date: Wed Aug 3, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Moderator: Ian Yule
Many reports continue to surface about the transformational opportunity that drones provide for agriculture. With boots on the ground in Canada, Norm Lamothe will identify where the current ROI is, where the likely future is and how adoption curves amongst growers are likely to increase as data driven decisions become more prevalent in agriculture.
The UAS has revolutionized the way of thinking crop production, especially in large areas of the Brazilian Cerrado, an extremely challenging environment. The presentation will show initial difficulties in adopting the UAS, such as choosing the most suitable platform, to the enormous possibilities of transforming information into effective agronomic decisions. The use of aerial mapping technology, under a Brazilian end-user perspective. Its use in the Brazilian Cerrado, to identify the key factors of production in the fields, seeking for new yield levels; plant population count and yield estimate (mainly maize seed production fields); agronomic work on sugarcane such as planting failures and marking planting rows; and the use of information for greater assertiveness in the nutritional management of main crops.
With the FAA announcement of Part 107 in June there is certainty that commercial UAS in the United States is here to stay. However, there is still work that needs to be done. Hear from Robert Blair, UAS pioneer, on where the industry started to where we are at today. He will discuss the impact of Part 107 and what that means for the agriculture industry.