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.”