We recently hosted a poll on our website to gauge how farmers think and feel about using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on their operations. And it appears there is a lot of interest in the technology. As of today, the majority of those who responded to the survey said they were strongly interested in purchasing a UAV for their farm. Yet, the second highest option selected suggests many farmers don’t have a UAV planned in the budget, so there may still be mixed feelings on just how the tech will be beneficial.
Ariens, the company you may recognize for its lawn, turf and snow management tools, has made a major statement with the launch of a new work vehicle under its Gravely brand. It has entered into the work vehicle market with the new Atlas JSV, or job site vehicle, and they say they’re carving out a subcategory in the utility vehicle space by taking ownership of the “JSV” name. And agriculture is one of their target markets.
Remote monitoring of farm inputs is becoming commonplace. The grain drying industry is no exception, as we found out at National Farm Machinery Show. Four companies are offering technology that allows for remote monitoring of grain as it dries in real time.