Combat weeds from the sky

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Remote sensing gains a foothold in crop management for a number of reasons, including UAV use.

Unless you’ve been living in a cave on a remote island in the Pacific Ocean, you should already know the use of unmanned aerial vehicle technology has exploded over the last couple of years.

The use of remote sensing in agriculture isn’t new. But as UAV and digital camera technologies have improved and become more affordable, so have the reliability, accuracy and cost-effectiveness of using remote sensing in agricultural settings.

“More growers should be using remote sensing technology as a tool for weed management to detect how widespread weed problems are in fields, detect herbicide-resistant weed patches and to track herbicide-resistant patches from year to year,” says Polziehn. “By using this information, growers and agronomists can be more informed on the severity of the weed population and more targeted in the control options required to manage those weed populations.”

– Yontz writes from Urbandale, Iowa.

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