SARE Offers Grants for Drone Use in Determining Nitrogen Applications

The North Central Region Sustainable Ag Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) is offering grants to farmers for use of drones in determining nitrogen applications. Dean Stevens, a farmer from Nebraska, states, “The imagery indicated deficiencies before my eyes could detect it.” Stevens continues, “As we suspected, there was a lot of variability across the field in nitrogen need…infrared imagery may not necessarily mean less nitrogen is applied, but rather that what is applied is targeted to exactly how much is needed, where it’s needed, and when it’s needed.” Read the full article.

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