Episode 102 – Drone Spraying 101

Many farmers are curious about drone spraying. The idea of reducing trips across the field, applying to later growth stages or targeted applications are just a few advantages it may bring to a farm operations. Dr. John Fulton and Alan Leininger join us to discuss what it takes to operate a spray drone. We get into advantages, what regulations are in place and what to consider in hiring a spray drone company.

Alan’s list of Unmanned Aerial Systems resources is available here: https://henry.osu.edu/program-areas/agriculture-and-natural-resources/precision-agriculture-technology.

Episode 99 – Automation in Agriculture

Just a few short years ago, driverless tractors made their debut at farm shows and in a few fields around the country. Technology continues to progress making unmanned fleets across farms closer to reality each year. Dr. Scott Shearer, chair of the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at OSU, shares his thoughts on where the future of agricultural equipment is going, why it’s heading that direction and what needs to happen to make it a reality.