Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

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Division: Workshops

Title: Agricultural Drones: Principles and Applications

Community Leaders: Ana Wagner and Antonio Ray Asebedo
Moderator: Ana Wagner
Organizers: Ana Wagner , Antonio Ray Asebedo , Sanaz Shafian and Lakesh Sharma
Lead Community Sponsor:
Community Cosponsor: Airborne and Satellite Remote Sensing Community, Precision Agriculture Systems Community
Format: None (Admin Only)
Keywords: data fusion, drones/UAVs, precision agriculture and remote sensing

Session Description: Ticket Required to Attend: The Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) with advanced sensors and imaging capabilities are giving farmers new possibilities to increase yield, reduce crop damage, and provide benefits in the economic and environmental aspect. The workshop will introduce state of the art drone technology for agricultural applications. The audience will get practical instruction to the principles of aircraft, cameras, sensors, strategies for data collection, processing, and analysis. Agricultural applications will be presented including soil analysis, phenotyping, crop monitoring, health assessment, site-specific management, and more. Challenges faced, and lessons learned using the UAV technology will also be discussed.