drones http://hppr.org en Drones: Coming soon to a farm near you? http://hppr.org/post/drones-coming-soon-farm-near-you <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Unmanned aerial vehicles aren’t just for spies or for the battlefield. Farmers all over the country think drones can give them a leg up, too.</p><p>Tech-savvy farmers have been waiting for years for the government to make up its mind about the commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles. Right now, anyone flying a drone for business instead of as a hobby is actually <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2014/03/faa-small-drones-ban-104393.html">breaking federal law</a>. But the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which oversees U.S. airspace, says it plans to roll out rules for drones this year. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:42:55 +0000 Peter Gray 29510 at http://hppr.org Drones: Coming soon to a farm near you? Drones Used To Diagnose Diseased Wheat Fields http://hppr.org/post/drones-used-diagnose-diseased-wheat-fields <p></p><p>Dr. Charlie Rush is a plant pathologist at Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Research in Amarillo.&nbsp; He’s partnered with Ian Johnson, a Montana State University-Bozeman graduate student, who’s using his work in the university’s Science and Natural History Filmmaking Program to help conduct research using a helicopter drone <strong><a href="http://today.agrilife.org/2013/11/25/agrilife-research-scientist-utilizes-drone-to-detect-wheat-disease-progression/">according to AgriLife</a></strong>.</p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:53:07 +0000 Cindee Talley 25355 at http://hppr.org Drones Used To Diagnose Diseased Wheat Fields Deer Trail Colorado Drone Hunting Vote Postponed to Dec. 10 http://hppr.org/post/deer-trail-colorado-drone-hunting-vote-postponed-dec-10 <p></p><p>Deer Trail, Colorado has postponed voting on drone hunting until December 10 <a href="http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_24266506/deer-trail-vote-drone-hunting-licences-rescheduled-dec"><strong>reported the Denver Post</strong></a>. &nbsp;Mayor Frank Fields said the previous date was too close to the November election.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Deer Trail residents will be deciding upon approval of an ordinance allowing unmanned aircraft to be shot down. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 25356 at http://hppr.org Deer Trail Colorado Drone Hunting Vote Postponed to Dec. 10 Drones: New High Plains Hunting Sport? http://hppr.org/post/drones-new-high-plains-hunting-sport <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There could be a new kind of hunting season on the high plains, and the object of the hunter’s focus?&nbsp; Drones.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Drones are flying objects, typically equipped with cameras.&nbsp; They range in size, up to several feet across.&nbsp; The number of blades vary, and they are built and operated primarily by hobbyists and others for personal use.&nbsp; Video is a large part of the appeal, allowing life to be seen from another perspective.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 23326 at http://hppr.org Drones: New High Plains Hunting Sport?