The Application of Drone Technology for Precision Agriculture and the Environment

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The Application of Drone Technology for Precision Agriculture and the Environment

Date: 20th June 2019

Location: SRUC Pavilion on 7th Avenue, next to the show ring

Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Cost: Free*

You are invited to join us to hear and discuss our work applying drone technology to enhance agricultural practices and environmental management.

The application of drone technology for precision agriculture and the environment

Speakers:

  • Chair/facilitator: Calum Johnston – Food and Drink Consultant, SAC Consulting
  • Simon Gibson-Poole (Post Doctoral – Technology and Information Systems, SRUC)
    An overview of how drones can be used to aid potato production through disease detection, including ways of detecting blackleg, and an update on new projects in collaboration with SASA.
  • Anna Florence (Post Doctoral – Research Associate in Crop Physiology, SRUC)
    An overview of how drones and satellites can be used to diagnose yield limitations in winter wheat and to help identify ways of enhancing crop growth.
  • Alistair Hamilton (Course Director EP and M Msc, SRUC)
    An overview of how drones can be used for environmental and conservation management, including invasive non-native vegetation surveys and river restoration to improve salmon habitat.
  • Tom Wade (Pilot/Manager Airborne GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh)
    An overview of the use of light aircraft, an update on current drone regulations, and some insights into the future of drone technology (beyond visual line of sight flights and full autonomy).

RSVP: Calum Johnston E: calum.johnston@sac.co.uk T: 07917 263 256

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