MKC is flying a fully-automated unmanned aerial vehicle — also known as a drone — on 500 acres just west of Moundridge. The drone lives on the farm inside a large box. Right now, there is an engineer monitoring the system, but by the spring of 2020, the system will be able to operate on its own.
The drone offers farmers high-resolution data and daily health reports for a greater return on investment. Next year, MKC will ask their members if this is a system they might like it to purchase.
Because data is generated daily, farmers can obtain real-time accounts of their crops …
The Hutchinson News | Sept. 18, 2019