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This Week on N Field: Spray Drone Requirements in Nebraska

February 16, 2024
Extension insights to assist Nebraska producers in deciding whether drones are a beneficial precision ag investment for their operation.

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Five exam prep courses will be offered across the state in February and March for producers and other members of the public who need to obtain a Part 107 remote pilot certification or license to fly drones for commercial applications.

Nebraska Extension Offers Part 107 Drone Test Prep Courses Feb. 7 Through March 6

January 26, 2024
The course will prepare producers to pass the FFA exam and earn a remote pilot certification for commercial use of drones, such as for checking cattle and spraying crops. 

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Evaluation of Digital Ag Tools on Soybean Stand Count

November 30, 2023
Determining early-season soybean stand count is critical for informed decisions on potential replanting. This study explores the application and accuracy rate of drone technology for stand count assessments.

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Hosted at the Stumpf International Wheat Center in Grant, Nebraska, the Drones in Ag Workshop will include continuing education credits for certified crop advisors.

Nebraska Extension to Host New Drones in Ag Workshop Dec. 12

November 20, 2023
The workshop will feature presentations on drone use in agriculture, licensing requirements and regulations, aviation safety, imaging and spraying, and demos, including the opportunity for attendees to fly a small drone.

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Nebraska Extension Launches New Drones in Ag Conference on Aug. 3

July 18, 2023
Drone pilots and businesses utilizing drones across Nebraska will converge on Aug. 3, 2023 for the inaugural Drones in Ag Conference, sponsored by Nebraska Agricultural Technology Association (NeATA) and organized by Nebraska Extension.

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FarmBits Explores Precision Irrigation, Imagery Technology

January 5, 2023
Throughout the fall 2022 season, FarmBits podcast guests highlighted advancements in precision irrigation technologies and imagery services in the agricultural industry.

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Members of the Field-Nets research team pose in a soybean field on East Campus with their millimeter wave radios with phased-array antennas. The researchers (from left) are Santosh Pitla, Qiang Liu, Yufeng Ge, Christos Argyropoulos and Mehmet Can Vuran. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication and Marketing)

Project Aims to Boost Ag Tech Through Improved Field Connectivity

November 17, 2022
A Nebraska research team is designing a next-generation wireless network for agricultural fields that would catalyze an array of digital farming technologies and buoy the businesses of countless farmers.

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Hosted by Samantha Teten and Jackson Stansell — graduate students in UNL's Department of Biological Systems Engineering and Nebraska Extension Digital Agriculture team members — FarmBits Podcast is a weekly series highlighting new innovations and trends in digital agriculture through interviews with academic experts, farmers and industry specialists.

FarmBits Podcast: Elevating UAVs

July 22, 2021
Sam Pendleton, Rantizo director of sales, provides an overview of Rantizo's UAV technology used in the company’s custom application services.

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