The Abilene Reporter News highlights drone innovation in agriculture research in Texas. "The flights visually measure how fast the stand established in the fall, how well it did when the cold temperatures hit and the spring green-up. To walk the dryland field takes three to four hours of walking and writing notes in the notebook, Rudd said. With the drone, it takes 10-15 minutes.'It’s a big change from having to walk the field, although we are still doing that now to ground-truth and make sure everything the drones are recording is correct,' he said. 'But I’m gaining more confidence in the drone information, and I think it’s going to give us efficiency and a lot more data to make our selections. We can see plant development through the year and adjust what groups of material we are going to focus on at harvest.'"
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