Georgia Tech is new to the peanut research world but Doug Britton who manages the Agricultural Research Program at the university believes they are bringing a new perspective and expertise to the table.
“Georgia Tech has a great engineering and science faculty,” said Britton. “A lot of things that we develop are in manufacturing or other aspects of engineering and bringing some of those ideas, processes and approaches might be useful when we look at some of the agricultural spaces.”
That includes research into new technology such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and sensor platforms that can provides meaningful data for farmers. Britton talked about the potential for both of those during a panel discussion at the 2015 Southern Peanut Growers Conference on Research – The Future is Now.
Listen to my interview with Doug here: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/spgc-15-britton.mp3″ text=”Interview with Doug Britton, Georgia Tech”]