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Drones hailed as future of farming

Bo Warren, Business Development Director for the Georgia Department of Agriculture Bo Warren, Business Development Director for the Georgia Department of Agriculture
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

A large contingent met at the UGA Tifton Conference Center on Tuesday to discuss how unmanned aerial vehicles can help progress agriculture production.

"Unmanned aerial vehicles have demonstrated their values in the defense system and number of other applications," said Bo Warren, Business Development Director for the Georgia Department of Agriculture. "Now they are taking a look at one of the next big production markets and that is production agriculture."

These UAV's have been in development for several years. As they continue to improve, they could provide a fast and efficient tool for farmers in helping to determine moisture deficiencies, utilization of nitrogen and disease or pest damage.

One of the models on display at the conference costs approximately $12,000.

The conference will conclude on Thursday.

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