What do you think about using UAVs for farming?

UAVs for agriculture are popping up everywhere - do you own one for your farm? Or are you thinking about buying one? Please contact us if you'd like to share your thoughts on UAVs: email digital editor Kathy Huting.

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Anonymous
on Jul 11, 2014

All this precision at is for the big to get bigger

Anonymous
on Jul 11, 2014

I am not sure about UAV wide use in production Agriculture. I think the technology has a ways to go. Besides that the data collected is it worth the cost? There is a lot of data that one can collect, but the time to collect and process the data can be a downside. In the end will the data help you make better management decisions? That is the huge question that many folks have. The researchers still are trying to figure that one out as well. Meanwhile we will continue farming and keep our eye on the information that can be collected and see if that has a fit in helping reduce production cost.

Anonymous
on Jul 11, 2014

I believe UAVs will be a valuable tool in crop monitoring, livestock management, and other decision making area of agriculture. The key to their acceptance and success depends on what restrictions the FAA places on their use in the world of agriculture. We (the Ag community) need to work very closely with the AMA(Aeronautical Modeling Association) to lobby the FAA for acceptable rules governing their use. The AMA has a lot of history and knowledge in the area of model flying. After all, that is what UAVs really are.

Anonymous
on Jul 11, 2014

Strongly believe in potential value other than just pictures. Want to see the data analysis and get real value from the actual UAV flights.

Anonymous
on Jul 11, 2014

It will be interesting to see how deeply this technology becomes integrated into farming over the next few years. I suspect that platforms that become successful will be different from what we see today.

Anonymous
on Jul 11, 2014

Amazingly easy to learn how to operate. Can be in the air taking pictures in minutes. Thumbs up !!

Anonymous
on Jul 11, 2014

Amazingly easy to learn how to operate. Can be in the air taking pictures in minutes. Thumbs up !!

Anonymous
on Jul 11, 2014

The big question I have is "What's in it for me?" I like the concept of being able to take a "bird's eye view" of my fields and know what is going on, but I need to know early enough and be able to have enough information to make a decision that affects my profit this year.

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