Database Research Summaries
2018 Precision Drone Technology for Improved Crop Yield, Input and Environmental Impact

calendar_today Year of Research: 2018
update Posted On: 12/05/2019
group Carl Wise (Principal Investigator, Precision AG UAS Technology)
bookmark Maryland Soybean Board

Research Focus

The focus of this project is to use drones for overhead weed identification and to simulate the handoff to a simulated drone sprayer to show accuracy.


Develop and demonstrate overhead weed identification along with preliminary precision drone spraying tests.


Results will be updated upon completion of this study.


  • Agricultural precision drone technology will have a significant impact on crop productivity.
  • One of the most important developments is that precision drone spraying can reduce chemical application, cost and environmental impact.

For more information about this research project, please visit the National Soybean Checkoff Research Database.

Funded in part by the soybean checkoff.