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Drones for Spraying Agricultural Chemicals

Touch the Soil News #835 (Feature photo – courtesy of Homeland Surveillance Electronics) Agricultural drones are not necessarily new, but their abilities to do varying tasks are growing exponentially. Drones can do aerial imaging to determine irrigation and plant health and even spraying farm chemicals. The immediate financial benefits to cut labor and use drones is driving ever larger drones that can now carry 30 kg (70 pound) payloads of farm chemicals. Electric drones can have up to 45 minutes of flight time while fuel-based drones can have up to 3 hours of flight time. Arguments for the use of agricultural drones include that they can more accurately spray agricultural…

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Agricultural Innovations on the Rise

Touch the Soil News #113 –– includes 5 videos Agricultural innovations are on the rise to address all kinds of issues such as nutrition, recycling food waste, labor shortages and more. Following is a sampling of new innovations: California Safe Soils The Company has developed a recycling process that turns waste food into farm fertilizer for a complete harvest to harvest recycling program. See video: Edyn Smart Garden Sensor The company has developed technology that lets you know what’s happening in your garden at all times. Whether you are a novice gardener or managing a small-scale organic farm. The garden sensor gathers and analyzes data about weather and soil conditions-…

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