Category Archives: Agriculture

AeroVironment and California State University to Research to Identify Water Stress in Almond Production

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AeroVironment, Inc. has announced that it has begun a year-long study with California State University, Fresno  to research how unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) imagery and analytics could potentially detect varying levels of water stress in almond trees and give producers smarter insights to make more effective in-season decisions regarding water management.  Continue reading

Air Tractor Enters UAS Market

Air Tractor 502Crop-spraying specialist Air Tractor, Inc. has announced its expansion into the field of unmanned aerial systems. The recent acquisition of Hangar 78 UAV, and its flagship aircraft, the Yield Defender unmanned aerial system (UAS) will create the foundation of Air Tractor’s development and visionary integration of unmanned technology to complement its core agricultural and fire-fighting aircraft lines.

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