Making the Most of Drones in Agriculture

February 28, 2023 8:00AM - 9:00AM

Registration Deadline: February 27, 2023 - 11:59PM

Virtual Via Zoom

Contact: Eric Anderson, Michael Reinke

This presentation will introduce the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s, aka drones) to support agriculture.  Various common on-farm uses of drones will be described as well as the basics of how to get started using the technology.  The use of drones in making aerial applications of pesticides and other inputs will also be discussed.  Results from research on the effects of drone height and speed on spray swath and coverage as well as some statistics and stories shared by a commercial contract drone sprayer pilot will also be presented.

The 2023 MI Ag Ideas to Grow With conference will be held virtually, February 27-March 10, 2023. This two-week program encompasses many aspects of the agricultural industry and offers a full array of educational sessions for farmers and homeowners interested in food production and other agricultural endeavors. While there is no cost to participate, attendees must register to receive the necessary zoom links. Registrants can attend as many sessions as they would like and are also able to jump around between tracks. RUP and CCA credits will be offered for several of the sessions. More information can be found at:

This session is eligible for 1 RUP credit (1A, 1B, 1C, Comm CORE or Priv CORE) and 1 CCA credit (Integrated Pest Management).

Registration for this event has closed.

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