Source: AgriLife Today
Team members of the Texas A&M Coordinated Agricultural Unmanned Aerial Systems Project had a lot to “show and tell” when they met on Dec. 21, said Dr. Alex Thomasson, Texas A&M AgriLife Research agricultural engineer, College Station.
The project, established a year ago, was designed to be a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency effort. It is comprised of a wide range of scientists from AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, the Texas Engineering Experiment Station, the Texas A&M Center for Autonomous Vehicles and Sensor Systems, the Texas A&M Center for Geospatial Sciences, Applications and Technology and others.
All of this work contributes to two research goals. The first is taking precision agriculture to the next level. The second is enabling breeders to accelerate crop improvements by using UAVs for high-throughput phenotyping.