MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (DTN) -- Yong-Lak Park, an entomologist at the University of West Virginia, actually bombs invasive weeds by dropping weevils from a drone.
Park was one of several university researchers who showed how they are using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) with practical field applications at the annual meeting of agricultural science societies held this week in Minneapolis.
"What you see on the ground from agriculture may be totally different from what you can see from the sky," Park explained.
Researchers showed in presentations where they have gotten down to 1-inch imagery to spot insects or weeds affecting crops. The ...