High-tech ag drones land on Perry Kiwanians

Tri-County Ag Agronomist Sean Schroeder, left, explained the use of drones on the farm to Perry Kiwanian Tom Vincent and other members Tuesday. Photo courtesy Kiwanis Secretary Doug Wood

The Perry Kiwanis Club got a lesson in precision agriculture at their weekly meeting Tuesday at the Hotel Pattee when Sean Schroeder, agronomist with Tri-County Ag near Perry, discussed the use of farm drones.

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, look like flying toys but are rapidly emerging as powerful agricultural tools, with uses ranging from soil testing to crop scouting to other applications, according to Schroeder.

Tri-County Ag’s farm-services salesman was hosted by Perry Kiwanian Tom Vincent, a member since 1991.

The Ag Eagle is a fixed-wing drone. Helicopter-like drones are also used in farm applications.
The Ag Eagle, left, is a fixed-wing drone. The Quad-copter, a helicopter-like drone, is also used in farm applications. Photo courtesy Kiwanis Secretary Doug Wood


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