In Perspective: Inspiring the industry
One optimistic technology coming for agriculture is the use of unmanned aerial systems. I had the chance to view some of the UAS Kansas State University is studying for possible future use by crop consultants and farmers. The possibilities for using this technology on a farm are incredible. As the technology develops and demand for this technology increases, agriculture could be entering a whole new phase of precision.
Japan is already using UAS to apply pesticides to crops and has been for the past 20 years. U.S. agriculture is just now experimenting with the technology.
As I spoke with K-State staff involved with researching UAS, we discussed possible future uses and capabilities. K-State’s researchers are open to possibilities and are only limited by the technology. The optimism I saw there was exciting! The ag industry needs that excitement and optimism to face the naysayers and see past the deficiencies used to hold the industry back.
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