Tag Archives: Farm

Secondary impacts of new technology on the farm

If you haven’t had labor issues in the past 24 months, you will, but a lot of autonomous equipment is coming down the pike for smaller farms, not just those with thousands of acres. That’s according to Mark Ledebuhr, principal of Application Insight LLC, an organization focused on the design …

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Drones in farm sector a reality by next Kharif in Andhra Pra…

Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Acharya NG Ranga Agriculture University (ANGRAU) is planning to use drones in the agriculture sector by next Kharif in Andhra Pradesh.  Seen as an important step towards modernisation of the agriculture sector to make it more cost-effective and a solution for manpower shortage, drone technology, which …

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Drones come to the aid of ailing farm sector- The New Indian…

Express News Service KOCHI: Sometime in January, the paddy fields of Alathur, a small village in Palakkad district, witnessed an interesting experiment. Three paddy fields, comprising 110 acres, were sprayed micronutrients using customised drones or unmanned aerial vehicles.  “The paddies were 50-65 days old, just before they formed the spikes,” said …

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Hi-tech thieves using drones to case out farm and rural Nort…

Rural crime officers fear thieves may be using camera-equipped drones to scout out farms in North Wales. Over the past fortnight four different holdings in Denbighshire have been buzzed by drones with white vans seen nearby. Farmers report watching the drones hovering over their properties for lengthy periods. One was …

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Drones could be answer in locust battle | Farm Weekly

Drone technology could be the key to stopping locusts threatening food security, should the insects become a problem in Western Australia. In recent months, locust infestations have emerged in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, India, Pakistan, Iran, Yemen, Oman and Saudi Arabia. While there has been a small build-up in New …

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Drones for the farm, robots for deep-water inspection

ARV and Thaicom executives last November announced an agreement to cooperate in developing cost-effective and easy-to-use drone technology for agriculture. AI and Robotics Ventures Company Limited (ARV), a subsidiary of PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP), is set to establish a joint venture with satellite operator Thaicom in the next quarter to …

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Drones of the West? | Farm Progress

There’s apparently a new night flight happening in eastern Colorado and western Nebraska and it’s got residents spooked. Swarms of drones have been spotted flying at night in the region, yet officials know nothing about who is behind the flights. Time magazine reported that the flights have residents spooked, sheriffs in …

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Bill introduced to give | Farm Progress

If three U.S. senators get their way, rural America will get a seat at the table to discuss drone legislation with the FAA in the future. U.S. Senators Pat Roberts (R-KS), John Thune (R-SD) and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s chief drone …

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