Friday, 18 December 2015 10:06

Drones versus birds

Drones may soon be joining the armoury of weapons used to scare birds away from ripening grapes  after a trial undertaken in Hawke's Bay last season.

Published in Machinery
Thursday, 13 August 2015 12:52

Rules tighten on drone use

Drones’ (UAV) rising popularity has pointed to an inevitable tightening of the rules for their use as they evolve from remote control helicopters to sophisticated work platforms – especially in farming.

Published in Machinery & Products
Monday, 27 April 2015 10:39

Farmers no drones on UAV uptake

Farmers are among the fastest business people seeing the advantages of UAV technology, says Warren Eade of GeoSystems NZ. (UAV stands for unmanned aerial vehicle, or ‘drone’).

Published in General News
Friday, 06 February 2015 00:00

The flying knapsack

It started off as a project to spray rice in Japan, now it could provide a solution to spot spraying noxious weeds on seemingly inaccessible places on New Zealand farms.

Published in General News

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