UAV images help fine-tune crop scouting

Dave Nanda walked to a couple of spots within the Corn Watch ’18 field, which he has been monitoring throughout the season. During his late August visit, he noted considerably more disease lesions than during his previous visit two weeks earlier. He also found the break between the two different hybrids planted in the field, and observed differences in ear height, consistency of ear height and several other differences. Signs of nitrogen and sulfur deficiency were beginning to show on a few plants.

Nanda is a former plant breeder and now an independent crop consultant based in Indianapolis. He is visiting the Corn Watch ’18 field regularly during the season. Seed Genetics-Direct, Washington Court House, Ohio, sponsors Corn Watch ’18 …

American Agriculturist | Sept. 11, 2018

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