CROPPING

Latest drone tech used for crop pest management

CROP surveillance using drones is being explored as a means to improve pest management strategies by a new Grains Science Partnership project in Western Australia.

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 DPIRD research scientist Dr Dustin Severtson is leading a Science Partnership project to examine the use of drones as a tool to assess crops for pest damage. Picture courtesy DPIRD.

DPIRD research scientist Dr Dustin Severtson is leading a Science Partnership project to examine the use of drones as a tool to assess crops for pest damage. Picture courtesy DPIRD.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has joined with the University of Western Australia (UWA) to test the use of high-tech drones with imaging technology to assess crops...

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