Agronomist Finds Drones Useful
Drones also known as unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs are playing an increasingly larger role for many agronomists and farmers. For Bayer Crop Science technical agronomist Todd Vagts, that starts as soon as the crop is out of the ground.
Vagts… “From our perspective, we can start flying these, UAVs really, as soon as the crop emerges, once we get it in the ground, and then utilizing the imagery to do stand counts is a really cool technology that you can fly a whole field and to be able to count the plants early on.”
Vagts says him and his colleagues are utilizing the latest in drone technology not just for stand counts, but to help serve farmer customers, produce seed, and conduct research and development for future varieties.
Vagts… “Within our breeding research, I know that they're utilizing UAVs and sensors to a much higher capacity than what we would even think of out here in just our average field. Again, what I'm acquainted with most is what we're utilizing here out in the field, just working with our customers. Helping them to, you know, see how their crop is going and potentially identifying problems, but hopefully mostly just looking at awesome crops.”
One more tool in the toolbox for the modern agricultural producer.