September 6-8, 2022  •  Caesars Forum  •  Las Vegas

Agenda Session

Forestry and Precision Agriculture

Sep 08 2022

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM PDT

Room 421

Recent reports project that the agricultural drone market will exceed $1 billion by 2024. Increased use of drone technology to perform standard farming tasks, such as spraying crops with pesticides and fertilizer, is driving much of this growth. And the prospect for using drones for aerial mapping of growing areas and other cost-saving, productivity-enhancing tasks is pushing agriculture professionals toward new technologies. The agriculture industry is on its way to fully embracing UAVs—and looking for new and better ways to adapt the technology to farming. Our Forestry & Precision Agriculture session explores the difference the technology can make for growers and stakeholders of all types.
Adam Gittins, HTS Ag

How a Drone Can be a Difference Maker on a Farm
Nutrient management and water drainage are two key areas where drones can make an impact on the farm and sensors are able to gather and display data that can impact decisions instantaneously. However, data isn’t enough. Similarly, drones also perform certain physical tasks like spraying and seed planting, but such capabilities need to be considered in terms of what established task they’d be replacing or augmenting. Growers need to understand and define a specific approach to creating value and ROI with drone technology which is why this session will focus on:

·  The options and opportunities with spraying technology
·  What it can mean to combine historic and weather data from satellites with drones/remote sensing, GIS
·  How drones are being used for counting trees, livestock and assessing perimeter conditions
·  Crop specificity and scale
·  Regulatory considerations
 Adam Gittins, HTS Ag    

Update on Agricultural Applications of UAS Technology 
Drone technology has improved rapidly over the last decade, however, it has only been in the last few years that we have seen advancements in software, sensors, and batteries catch up.  There is much less emphasis on the drone itself these days as the process; the system that is employed to gather, ingest, and analyze the data, and the value that it provides.  This session will discuss from where the industry emerged, where it has arrived, and where it is heading in the next 2-5 years where it comes to advanced applications of UAS in precision agriculture.
Matthew Johnson, Volatus Aerospace   

How Drones can help stop Man-made and natural Forest Fires?
Problem at hand: In the northern regions of India, forest fires are a common occurrence. These fires if contained within 15 mins can be stopped. Additionally, some miscreants are using this to their advantage and are smuggling the trees damaged as a part of the fire, illegally and in some cases, they also cause the fire so that they can keep using this as an opportunity to smuggle the trees illegally.
Presentation Takeaway:
·  How consistent drone monitoring can prevent forest fires
·  How drones help conserve the forest through illegal felling of trees
·  Drones for conservation of forest and wildlife.
Ankit Mehta, ideaForge Technology       

Attendees will come away from this session with an understanding of how drones could fit into the economic model they’re using and what their options are when it comes to the many new tech offerings that are available to them.




Volatus Aerospace

ideaForge Technology

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