Drones hailed as future of farming - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

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.

Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.  

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Blakely gets prepped for Peanut Proud Festival

    Blakely gets prepped for Peanut Proud Festival

    Thursday, March 23 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-03-23 21:41:28 GMT
    The city of Blakely is getting ready for their biggest event of the year. (Source: WALB)The city of Blakely is getting ready for their biggest event of the year. (Source: WALB)

    The city of Blakely is getting ready for their biggest event of the year.

    More >>

    The city of Blakely is getting ready for their biggest event of the year.

    More >>
  • Birds-eye view of historic courthouse renovation

    Birds-eye view of historic courthouse renovation

    Thursday, March 23 2017 5:40 PM EDT2017-03-23 21:40:59 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Leesburg's historic courthouse renovation is 75% complete.

    More >>

    Leesburg's historic courthouse renovation is 75% complete.

    More >>
  • Early county celebrates farmers at banquet

    Early county celebrates farmers at banquet

    Thursday, March 23 2017 5:35 PM EDT2017-03-23 21:35:21 GMT

    On Thursday night, hundreds of people in Early County will gather for the annual farmer appreciation banquet.  

    More >>

    On Thursday night, hundreds of people in Early County will gather for the annual farmer appreciation banquet.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly