The First Legal Agricultural UAV Flight in Idaho

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The First Legal Agricultural UAV Flight in Idaho

Idaho Barn, Loren Kerns July 10, 2013

UAV, Sean Ellis/Capital Press April 22, 2015

The first flight of a new legal drone used for Agriculture took place in Southern  Idaho. The UAV took to the sky in front of representatives from barley, wine and wheat  industries. The UAV, which weighed one and a half pounds, carries five sensors in its camera and takes high-powered images of farm operations.

“We think this is a really exciting technological advance,” said Dennis Tanikuni, Idaho Farm Bureau Federation’s assistant director of governmental affairs. “We certainly think it’s going to be a valuable tool as far as field inspection and the ability to measure chemical uptake and monitor depredation.”

Dozens view first legal UAV ag flight in Southern Idaho

By |2017-08-31T15:25:07-08:00June 1st, 2015|Drone Agriculture/Farming, Drone Law, Drones|Comments Off on The First Legal Agricultural UAV Flight in Idaho

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