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US university employs drone technology to inspect crops

Fort Valley State University in Georgia, the United States has recently introduced drone technology to teach students how to inspect crops with its help. Drones, which are unmanned aerial vehicles, are being used by the agricultural engineering students at the university to spot imperfections in the crops. The technology has been adopted in the field of education as an effective tool.

Drones can either be controlled by a person on the ground or via a computer programme. Equipped with sensors and navigational systems, these vehicles can fly over vast distances and capture photographs remotely. They can easily identify which crops are stressed, diseased or need more watering. Such a move can prevent crop loss in the future and yield fruitful results to farmers. Moreover, it can prove to be a feasible solution to their problems. 

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Manalisa Sarmah

Manalisa Sarmah is a copywriter at Next Education Pvt. Ltd. She has completed her MPhil in Sociology from the University of Hyderabad. She has worked on different educational projects with Hope Foundation and Adhyayan respectively. Her interest areas include reading, creative writing, and travelling.


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