Upcoming UAS Tradeshows
Stay up to date on the latest UAS tradeshows
1/5/18 - 1/7/18
1/9/18 - 1/12/18
Las Vegas, NV
1/15/18 - 1/16/18
2/6/18 - 2/7/18
2/13/18 - 2/15/18
2/13/18 - 2/15/18
2/23/18 - 2/25/18
2/27/18 - 3/1/18
|AMA Expo West||1/5/18 - 1/7/18||Ontario, CA|
|CES||1/9/18 - 1/12/18||Las Vegas, NV|
|2018 Precision Ag Summit||1/15/18 - 1/16/18||Jamestown, ND|
|41st Annual AGRI International Trade Show||2/6/18 - 2/7/18||Bismarck, ND|
|The Unmanned Systems Expo||2/13/18 - 2/15/18||Netherlands|
|World Ag Expo||2/13/18 - 2/15/18||Tulare, CA|
|AMA Expo East||2/23/18 - 2/25/18||Secaucus, NJ|
|Commodity Classic||2/27/18 - 3/1/18||Anaheim, CA|
When it comes to drones, very few people are as passionate as Sally French "The Drone Girl." French travels the globe giving lectures on the industry and is the creator of the popular website thedronegirl.com. Here, Botlink caught up with her to talk about how she got her start with drones, what the future may hold for them, and how they have positively impacted her life.
As the owner of ForeFront Ag Solutions, an independent crop consulting business located in Indiana, Erich Eller specializes in agronomy and precision agriculture. For the past two years he has incorporated drones into his business. He flies an AgEagle drone, and uses Botlink software to analyze the images he captures. Erich has consulted a 56-acre field for the past few years, with corn being planted this most recent season. The field has experienced some difficulty, as a number of areas were troubled with drowned-out spots due to heavy rainfall. Another issue is that several different soil types are found on the field, ranging from finer texturers made of clay to coarser soil composed of silt and sand. Within this field, Erich and his client performed a nitrogen trial. They plotted 16 rows running north and south with varying levels of nitrogen sprayed on each row. Different types of soil were used within the rows as well. Erich was aware of the issues in the field, but he was looking to determine effective and efficient nitrogen levels to spray. He also wanted to see if his NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) maps would truly align with the field’s yield map.
Did you know that drones have their own lingo? Yaw right! No, it’s true! Drones and drone enthusiasts have their own unique terms and abbreviations used to communicate with their drones and one another. To help out, we’ve compiled a list of 10 terms and abbreviations so that in no time at all you'll be able to “speak drone” and better understand aspects of operating, buying, and maintaining one. Get ready, because you're about to be the envy of all your friends!