Agronomy, horticulture hosts mini-symposium on drones in agriculture

Agronomy, horticulture hosts mini-symposium on drones in agriculture

Bill Kreuser, assistant professor, UNL Agronomy and Horticulture, demonstrates flying an unmanned aerial system.
Bill Kreuser, assistant professor, UNL Agronomy and Horticulture, demonstrates flying an unmanned aerial system.

The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture will host a mini-symposium on unmanned aerial systems in agriculture from 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 29 in the East Union, Arbor Suite.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty and drone industry experts will discuss the use of unmanned aerial systems from the technical aspects of operation and data collection and analysis, to application in agriculture and legal use.

Presentations include the following:

• 1 p.m. – “Bringing aerial robots closer to crops: Sensing, sampling and safety” by Carrick Detweiler, assistant professor, UNL Computer Science and Engineering

• 1:30 p.m. – “How do I legally use my unmanned aerial systems” by William Kreuser, assistant professor, UNL Agronomy and Horticulture

• 2 p.m. – “Getting the most from unmanned aerial systems” by Nathan Stein, Ag Solutions, SenseFly

• 3 p.m. – “Unmanned aerial systems to evaluate the timing of winter dormancy in Buffalograss” by Keenan Amundsen, assistant professor, UNL Agronomy and Horticulture

• 3:10 p.m. – “Sensor-based nitrogen management: The role of unmanned aerial systems” by Richard Ferguson, professor, UNL Agronomy and Horticulture

• 3:45 p.m. – “Building big data solutions for drones in agriculture” by Jeremy Baynes, geospatial scientist, PrecisionHawk

• 4:30 p.m. – Panel discussion

It is free and open to the public.

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