Aug 10, 2016Drone Rodeo to showcase UAS technology
The Oregon UAS FutureFarm will host the first Ag Drone Rodeo Aug. 18-19, in Pendleton, Oregon. The two-day event will feature real-world Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) crop survey flight demos and post-flight data analysis presentations from companies in digital agriculture.
Orchard growers, vineyard growers, as well as irrigated and dry land crop farmers will be able to see what the latest UAS technology can do, especially when combined with satellite and ground sensors. Agriculture UAS will connect with other data points such as soil sensors and imaging satellites, giving growers crop information.
On day one, companies like MicaSense, ATI, Yamaha, Digital Harvest, SenseFly, HoneyComb and RDO will demonstrate unmanned aircraft systems featuring advanced crop sensors and precision spot spraying technologies at a local potato farm. Day two will be held at the Oregon Army National Guard Armory at the Pendleton Airport, to review and interpret the data collected, followed by a Q & A session.
The free event is sponsored by the City of Pendleton, the Pendleton UAS Range, and SOAR Oregon, a non-profit dedicated to promoting the UAS industry in Oregon. Attendees can register to attend on the Oregon UAS Future Farm website.