TAG Savannah Presents: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Mapping and Monitoring for Agronomic Applications

7/24/17

Join TAG Savannah as we hear from Dr. Ogden from Fort Valley State University on unmanned aerial vehicles: mapping and monitoring for agronomic applications

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are the new frontier in agricultural innovation. As the world’s population continues to grow, farmers need accurate and up-to-date information on the health of their crops and the environmental condition of the land for production at an efficient rate. Equipped with sensors, UAVs allow collection of infrared images and determination of subtle crop changes not visible at ground-level.

Precision agriculture is now employed as UAVs designed for crop-spraying could increase crop yields as well as reduce input costs of fertilizers and pesticides. With over 1300 acres (800 being agricultural), Fort Valley State University is a major player in this automation technology for field scouting, mapping and efficient agricultural production.

Dr. Ogden will be speaking at Bull Street Labs on Wednesday July 26th at 11:30am. Register for the event by visiting tagsavannah.org.

About TAG Savannah Chapter

Founded in 2011, TAG Savannah executes TAG’s mission of educating, uniting, promoting, and influencing Coastal Georgia’s technology community through monthly meetings including IT Connect, the TAG Savannah CIO Roundtable Series, the TAG Savannah Speaker Series, TechFest with Armstrong State University and much more. Savannah area TAG Premiere Members include Armstrong State University, Halski Systems, Gulfstream Aerospace, Georgia Southern University, Hunter Maclean, and many others.

Learn more: http://www.tagsavannah.org

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia and Savannah. TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 33 professional societies.

The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. For more information, visit the TAG website atwww.tagonline.org.

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