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Drones for Farming Conference 2015

  • 05 Nov 2015
  • 09:30 - 16:30
  • Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
  • 195


  • This rate is for members of the SASP
  • This rate is for non members of the SASP

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Drones for Farming

Thursday 5th November

Agricultural drone use for high resolution data capture has increased markedly over the last few years. Given the steady developments in drone, sensor, camera, data transmission and data processing technologies, new agricultural applications for these versatile aircraft are progressively emerging. 

The growing importance of drones to farming is reflected in the development of a strong regulatory framework, a code of practice and a new BASIS registration scheme designed to safeguard their use in agriculture applications. 

The 2015 Drones for Farming Conference is a great opportunity to hear from experts in the field, see drones and data systems in action and even try flying one yourself in one of our try-fly sessions. 

The event is aimed at anyone interested in using drones in agriculture including farmers, agronomists and academics, and also users of drones in other sectors who are interested in finding out more about agriculture applications.


9.30 - Registration and coffee

10.00 - Keynote speech

10.30 - An overview of the NCPF Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Interest Group

10.40 - Speaker session 1

Professor Rob Freckleton (Sheffield University) who is investigating the use of UAVs to map weeds through a PhD. 

Andrew Williamson (farmer and Nuffield scholar) my experience using drone data to inform management decisions and the potential of using this kind of data for farmers. 

Flight to Application workshop - Keith Geary (G2way Ltd), And Jonathan Gill

11.10 - Coffee & networking

11.40Speaker session 2

Eric Ober's (NIAB) - how the NIAB farm, trials and research teams are untilising remote sensing technologies, UAV in particular to achieve different goals. 

Chris Eglington (farmer and UAV practitioner) the results and economics of using drones across his farm in the last 12 months.

Try-fly - session 1

12.10 - Flight to Application Drone Demonstration, (PrecisionHawk Ltd)

13.00 - Lunch and networking

14.00 - Soil Essentials (Jim Wilson) applications for drones and drone data.

Try - Fly session 2

14.40 - Speaker session 3

Prof Anthony Furness (HAU - NCPF) remote sensing and UAS.

Stephen Jacobs (BASIS) - accreditation for drone operators.

Flight to Application workshop - Keith Geary (G2way Ltd) And Jonathan Gill

15.30 - Afternoon tea

16.10Plenary session Q&A and Summary

16.30 - Close & depart

A full agenda can be found here


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