USDA Tests Seeding Cover Crops With Helicopters

USDA aerial seeding cover crops A new program designed to increase the use of cover crops on farms is being offered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).  This voluntary program allows farmers to establish cover crops from the air instead of conventional ground methods.  On August 10, the newest effort will commence in Western Massachusetts, and move east across that State. There are many benefits to a well established  cover crop.  As the term [...]

The Internet of Things Comes to the Farm: The Last Agricultural Drones

Many internet-based technologies are entering the farms now a days. From driverless tractors and mobile apps to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or more commonly known as “Drones”, farming technology is rapidly evolving. Let’s take a look at what can be achieved by drones, like for example “Mapping and Aerial Photography” to “Spraying”, let’s see.   Farmers can use drones to identify specific sections of the crop where the plants are stressed by lack of water, diseased or infested with bugs, which [...]


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