Live Drone Demo at Alltech Crop Science Day

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Alltech, drone

Attendees of the recent Alltech Crop Science open day in Ireland were treated to a live drone demostration as part of the seminar that focused on increasing efficiencies on-farm with precision technology.  Also highlighted was the importance of research trials, and global crop production practices, as well as a walkout to examine trial fields.

“The Alltech Crop Science research program will drive innovation to improve the profitability and sustainability of crops for farmers. One of the main reasons for expanding our European research facility at Dunboyne is to enhance the Alltech Crop Science research program. These trials allow us to understand the needs and wants of today’s crop,” said Tim Sheil, agronomist, Alltech Crop Science.

James O’Neil, Signpost Surveys, launches a crop mapping drone during the Alltech Crop Science field and research day at Alltech’s European Headquarters, Dunboyne, Co. Meath. The seminar was lead by crop industry experts and focused on the role of research in arable crop production and precision agriculture.    Picture:  Finbarr O'RourkeThe photo captures James O’Neil of Signpost Surveys, launching a crop mapping drone, while Mark Poveda, Korec Group, discussed mapping for the ag industry.

“The use of precision technology in agriculture is growing. Mapping drones identify underperforming soil and crops. This technology provides real time information that allows the farmer to make an informed decision when implementing management practices on-farm,” said O’Neill.

Since 1994, Alltech Crop Science has conducted research on 69 crops in 29 countries to form the scientific basis for their products, and has a strong regional presence in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Alltech Crop Science prides itself on natural-based products and solutions that tackle the agronomic and horticultural challenges facing producers across the globe. Current North American research locations include California, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico and Wisconsin.