Exploding Sprayer Myths (Ep.14): Maverick’s Mojo

Have you lost that loving feeling? Well here’s your chance to get it back while learning how to operate spray drones safely, effectively, and legally. Join Maverick and Goose as Viper barks out best practices when using this new application technology. Remember: You’re not just a pilot – you’re an applicator! Thanks to RealAgriculture, the […]

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Insecticidal Management of Rangeland Grasshoppers using RPAS

This article summarizes a 2022 paper that can be downloaded here. Grasshoppers are an integral part of rangeland ecosystems, but population outbreaks can cause significant damage to adjacent crops and forage. For example, cattle consume about 1.5-2.5% of their body weight in forage per day, so pound for pound, a grasshopper will eat 12-20 times […]

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The State of Drone Spraying in Canadian Agriculture (2023)

In Canada, the use of drones for pesticide application, otherwise known as Remote Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS), is regulated by two Federal Departments: Transport Canada establishes regulations for safe operation and Health Canada for the registration and conditions of use of pest control products. Drones are already used in Canadian agriculture for crop surveillance and […]

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RPAS Coverage and Drift in Field Corn

This work was performed with Mark Ledebuhr (Application Insight LLC.), Adrian Rivard (Drone Spray Canada) and Adam Pfeffer (Bayer Crop Science – funding partner). Amy Shi is gratefully acknowledged for her assistance with statistical analysis. Introduction In June 2017, Transport Canada cleared the general use of drones. In 2018, Health Canada clarified that the use […]

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Wheat Head Coverage from Rotary Drones

Fusarium head blight is one of the most economically important diseases in winter wheat. Application timing is arguably the most critical aspect of effective crop protection. The application window stretches some two to five days following the point where 75% of the wheat heads are fully emerged and coinciding with the beginning of flowering (Figure […]

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