Unmanned aerial systems (drones) in agriculture

Drone in Action

MINI-SYMPOSIUM - Unmanned aerial systems (drones) in agriculture

  • This mini-symposium is hosted by the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.
  • Registration is not required.
  • It is free and open to the public.

January 29, 2016
1-5 pm (Central Standard Time)
Arbor Suite
Nebraska East Union
Refreshments served at 2:45 pm
Drones are quickly becoming more and more commonplace as individuals and businesses find new ways to use them. Significantly cheaper than the traditional manned airplane or helicopter approaches to obtaining aerial imagery and sensor data, increased drone use is transforming the work of those involved in the agriculture industry.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty and drone industry experts will discuss the use of unmanned aerial systems from the technical aspects of operation and data collection and analysis, to application in agriculture and legal use.

Presentations include the following:

1:00 1:30 pm
Bringing aerial robots closer to crops: Sensing, sampling, and safety
CARRICK DETWEILER – Assistant Professor, UNL Computer Science and Engineering
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1:30  2:00 pm
How do I legally use my unmanned aerial systems
WILLIAM KREUSERAssistant Professor, UNL Agronomy and Horticulture


2:00  2:45 pm
Getting the most from unmanned aerial systems
NATHAN STEINAg Solutions, SenseFly


2:45  3:00 pm


3:00  3:10 pm
Unmanned aerial systems to evaluate the timing of winter dormancy in Buffalograss
KEENAN AMUNDSENAssistant Professor, UNL Agronomy and Horticulture


3:10 3:45 pm
Sensor-based nitrogen management: The role of unmanned aerial systems
RICHARD FERGUSON Professor, UNL Agronomy and Horticulture


3:45 – 4:30 pm
Building big data solutions for drones in agriculture
JEREMY BAYNESGeospatial Scientist, PrecisionHawk


4:30 5:00 pm


Join us in person or online at https://connect.unl.edu/FridaySeminarSeries

 If you have questions about this mini-symposium, please email Judy Fredrick at jfredrick3@unl.edu.

View Spring 2016 seminar schedule.