The Next Leap in Agricultural Technology
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is set to host the innovative Spray Drone End-User Conference from February 26 to 29 at The Lodge at Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Following the success of the first virtual conference in 2023, this year's event, spearheaded by weed scientist Steve Li and his team, promises a blend of in-person and virtual experiences.
The following sessions, and many others, will be covered during this year's conference:
- Technical field demonstrations with several of the latest spray drone models, as well as live swath testing.
- Regulatory updates from the following entities:
- Federal Aviation Administration
- United States Environmental Protection Agency
- Crop Life of America
- California Department of Pesticide Regulation
- Association of American Pesticide Control Officials
- Global spray drone task forces
- Eight hours of presentations from renowned researchers, equipment manufacturers and experienced drone operators.
- Six hours of panel discussions and Q&A with regulatory agency representatives, researchers, equipment manufacturers and experienced custom-spray-drone operators.
- A technical session focusing on spray drift management and spray drone repair.
Registration and Format
Participants can register online with varying fees for in-person and remote attendance.
While remote attendees will access all presentations, they'll miss out on panels and field demos.
The conference will feature sessions on regulatory updates, technical demonstrations, and panel discussions.
Focus on Research and Practical Application
The conference highlights the practical use of drones in agriculture, showcasing Steve Li's extensive research in Drone Technology for crop protection and farm chemical application.
Li's work, covering field trials and educational outreach, emphasizes the increasing significance of drones in modern farming.
A Hub for Knowledge and Innovation
This event is an essential platform for farmers, researchers, and tech enthusiasts, offering a deep dive into the latest developments in drone technology. For more information, visit the Alabama Extension website.
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