FarmBits Podcast: Spray Drone Dynamics
February 16, 2023
The FarmBits team interviews Dr. Simerjeet Virk, University of Georgia, about his research on using spray drones for pest management and how farmers can tailor this ag tech for their unique operations.
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.
Using Drones for Early Season Stand Assessment, Weed Scouting
April 26, 2018
A new Nebraska Extension NebGuide, Getting Started with Drones in Agriculture, covers how to integrate drones into crop management systems. It addresses drone types and sensor options, outlines a workflow for a drone-mapping project, and shares case studies of how farmers are using drones. Two examples — taking stand counts and scouting for weeds — are also described.
How University Ag Researchers, Extension are Wrangling Big Data
February 2, 2018
Farmers get bits of data, layers of data, in fact so much data it can be hard to interpret and use to make relevant farm management decisions. Read how faculty in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources are helping farmers understand and use all kinds of big data to aid management decisions.
Learn How to Get Started with Drones at the NCMC this January
December 13, 2017
“Getting Started with Drones in Agriculture” is one of 27 sessions being offered at the Nebraska Crop Management Conference Jan. 24-25 in Kearney. These presentations are part of Nebraska Extension Specialist Yeyin Shi's work to research drone use and aid farmers integrating drones for scouting and many types of plant and field assessment.
Drones Buzzing Toward Increased Crop Production
October 18, 2017
A new research project funded by a $500,000 USDA grant and support from the University's Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute seeks to deploy unmanned aircraft (drones) in search of improved crop irrigation efficiency. The project will conduct regular drone flights throughout the season, using advanced remote sensing systems and in-field sensors to collect data.
Precision Ag Training Aug. 2 - Learn How to Optimize Your Tech
July 21, 2017
Utilizing precision ag technologies effectively can streamline production efficiencies. Attend Nebraska Extension’s Aug. 2 Precision Ag Clinic to view field demonstrations and learn more about how to collect and decipher your data.
Extension Home Study Course Prepares Drone Pilots for Exam
April 25, 2017
If you are interested in earning your Part 107 Remote Pilot certificate so that you can fly unmanned aircraft (drones) for commercial purposes, a new Nebraska Extension home study course will be of interest to you.