www.auvsi.org
National Agriculture Aviation
Association
Gretchen West
Association
Executive Vice President
Association for Unmanned Vehi...
Why Unmanned Systems?Why Unmanned Systems?Why Unmanned Systems?Why Unmanned Systems?
www.auvsi.org
www.auvsi.org
Current State of U.S. FarmsCurrent State of U.S. Farms
 A hundred years ago, more than 30% of
Americans were directly inv...
Current State of U.S. FarmsCurrent State of U.S. Farms
www.auvsi.org
Benefits of Precision AgricultureBenefits of Precision Agriculture
 UAS will make precision agriculture more cost-effecti...
Unmanned Systems and EfficiencyUnmanned Systems and Efficiency
 Cost-effective way to spray for pests and diseases, manag...
Unmanned Systems and EfficiencyUnmanned Systems and Efficiency
 Detect invasive species in
grasslands and cropsgrasslands...
Unmanned Systems TechnologyUnmanned Systems Technology
 Much of the research in agricultural applications of UAS is based...
Unmanned Systems Beyond CropsUnmanned Systems Beyond Crops
 Livestock
 Monitoring stock ponds for quantity and health ri...
Agriculture Applications In the U.S.Agriculture Applications In the U.S.
 Half of the universities with active COAs in 20...
International Agriculture ApplicationsInternational Agriculture Applications
 In Japan, unmanned helicopters are used for...
UAS Economic PotentialUAS Economic Potential
 AUVSI’s Recently Released Economic Impact Report:
 The UAS global market i...
SummarySummary
 US Agriculture industry poised to reap economic benefit and job creation
utilizing UAS and UGS
 Using Un...
Questions?Questions?
Gretchen West
Executive Vice President
AUVSI
toscano@auvsi.org
www.auvsi.orgg
www.auvsi.org
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National Agriculture Aviation Association UAV

UAV africulture
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. www.auvsi.org
  • 2. National Agriculture Aviation Association Gretchen West Association Executive Vice President Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) www.auvsi.org
  • 3. Why Unmanned Systems?Why Unmanned Systems?Why Unmanned Systems?Why Unmanned Systems? www.auvsi.org
  • 4. www.auvsi.org
  • 5. Current State of U.S. FarmsCurrent State of U.S. Farms  A hundred years ago, more than 30% of Americans were directly involved in the i l i d d h b i lagriculture industry; today, the number is less than 2%.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates an 8% The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates an 8% drop in farmer employment between 2010 and 2020, meaning there will be 96,100 less farmers  Market Value of Products Sold: almost $300 billion  In a 2012 AP interview former U S DeputyIn a 2012, AP interview, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan said experts also project the world will require 70% more food production by 2050 to keep up with population growth www.auvsi.org population growth
  • 6. Current State of U.S. FarmsCurrent State of U.S. Farms www.auvsi.org
  • 7. Benefits of Precision AgricultureBenefits of Precision Agriculture  UAS will make precision agriculture more cost-effective and accessible than ever before. Research already confirms its enormous benefits to farmers. www.auvsi.org
  • 8. Unmanned Systems and EfficiencyUnmanned Systems and Efficiency  Cost-effective way to spray for pests and diseases, manage crops, check for signs of drought C d t l ill f f l t d id hi h l ti d t Conduct up-close surveillance of farm plots and provide high-resolution data  Safely survey sloped, muddy or dangerous terrain www.auvsi.org
  • 9. Unmanned Systems and EfficiencyUnmanned Systems and Efficiency  Detect invasive species in grasslands and cropsgrasslands and crops  Assist in planning improvements in field drainage  Map and estimate acreage and crop “You are getting a bird’s eye view and that is extremely valuable in targeted irrigation, targeted i id d d i Map and estimate acreage and crop types  Assist in developing crop yield estimates pesticides and targeted nutrients. Targeted means you don’t need to put pesticides everywhere, and that saves a lot of money.”  Efficiently spray crops with fertilizers, pesticides and fungicides Larry Silverberg, Associate Head & Director of Undergraduate Programs NC State www.auvsi.org
  • 10. Unmanned Systems TechnologyUnmanned Systems Technology  Much of the research in agricultural applications of UAS is based around providing high-resolution, multispectral aerial imagery. B i th t f i f d d i ibl li ht th t fl t By assessing the amount of near-infrared and visible light that reflects from the leaves of the plant, the normalized difference vegetation index can then be calculated, which provides an indication of the relative health of the plant.p www.auvsi.org
  • 11. Unmanned Systems Beyond CropsUnmanned Systems Beyond Crops  Livestock  Monitoring stock ponds for quantity and health risks that can be harmful to livestock  Determine how much ground cover is edible for livestock  Obtaining photography for counting livestock in the pasture  Pasture and rangelands  Estimating pasture and rangelands productivity  Assessing grazing impacts  Assessing impacts of management plans of pasture and rangeland condition www.auvsi.org
  • 12. Agriculture Applications In the U.S.Agriculture Applications In the U.S.  Half of the universities with active COAs in 2012 were doing either agriculture or fisheries and ildlif hwildlife research.  Virginia Tech using UAS to track Fusarium, a devastating fungi to plants and animals  University of New Hampshire is using UAS to helpUniversity of New Hampshire is using UAS to help fight apple scab  A company in Hawaii is using UAS to improve irrigation to sugar cane fields  UAI International of Grand Forks, UA Vision of Dayton, Ohio, and the University of Dayton led Institute for the Development and Commercialization of advanced Sensor Technology (IDCAST) are working togy ( ) g develop and market UAV-based solutions for agricultural applications to detect early signs of crop problems. www.auvsi.org
  • 13. International Agriculture ApplicationsInternational Agriculture Applications  In Japan, unmanned helicopters are used for the spraying of crops for pest control, supplanting manned systems with a safer, more effective alternative.  The Beijing Agricultural Bureau has spent 500 000 yuan ($81 490) introducing a The Beijing Agricultural Bureau has spent 500,000 yuan ($81,490) introducing a homemade UAS for vegetable protection in Shunyi district.  Australian researchers are developing UAS as small as a dinner plate that could help cut down the amount of herbicide sprayed on crops.  CATEC and CSIC, from Spain, with partners from Belgium and the Netherlands in the community project FieldCopter to collect information through multispectral cameras equipped on UAS. The experiments have been conducted on potato fields in Belgium and the Netherlands as well as in vineyards in Spain Tests have shown excellentand the Netherlands, as well as in vineyards in Spain. Tests have shown excellent results, with an accuracy of 3 to 10 cm per pixel, compared to the meters accuracy given by satellites. www.auvsi.org
  • 14. UAS Economic PotentialUAS Economic Potential  AUVSI’s Recently Released Economic Impact Report:  The UAS global market is currently more than $11 billion and will total almost $140 billion over the next 10 years.  Precision agriculture will total approximately 80% of the known potential commercial markets for UAS. www.auvsi.org
  • 15. SummarySummary  US Agriculture industry poised to reap economic benefit and job creation utilizing UAS and UGS  Using Unmanned Systems can be more efficient, cost-effective, safer  Potential Advantages in eliminating soil compaction and crop damage, reducing applicator exposure to chemicals enhancing spray deposition and moreapplicator exposure to chemicals, enhancing spray deposition and more  Variety of Challenges still to be addressed  Finally… Production Revenues Increasing Production Expenses Increasing Labor Resources DecreasingLabor Resources Decreasing Potential Solution? UNMANNED SYSTEMS www.auvsi.org UNMANNED SYSTEMS
  • 16. Questions?Questions? Gretchen West Executive Vice President AUVSI toscano@auvsi.org www.auvsi.orgg www.auvsi.org

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