Next farm tool: Drones

Next farm tool: Drones

With multiple uses, technology may change agriculture
Farmer Robert Blair of Kendrick, Idaho, uses a homemade drone equipped with up to four cameras to “scout” his 1,500 acres of wheat, peas, barley, alfalfa and cow pasture.
Robert Blair purchased this multi-rotor hexacopter to monitor his farm in Kendrick, Idaho. Experts say agriculture is the most promising commercial market for drones. The technology is a perfect fit for America’s large-scale farms and vast rural areas where privacy and safety issues are less of a concern.

Next farm tool: Drones

Farmer Robert Blair of Kendrick, Idaho, uses a homemade drone equipped with up to four cameras to “scout” his 1,500 acres of wheat, peas, barley, alfalfa and cow pasture.
Robert Blair purchased this multi-rotor hexacopter to monitor his farm in Kendrick, Idaho. Experts say agriculture is the most promising commercial market for drones. The technology is a perfect fit for America’s large-scale farms and vast rural areas where privacy and safety issues are less of a concern.
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