New podcast episode with Brian Hill, Faculty Research Assistant with NWREC’s Nursery Program

Aerial view of Nursery program projects at NWREC including hemp, shade trees, and sunflower cover crop
Aerial view of Nursery program projects at NWREC

I interviewed Brian both about his work flying the UAS for plant health measurement and his work on the intelligent sprayer project, which is bringing precision agriculture to tree crops in the Willamette Valley. The segment on the intelligent sprayer begins about 40 minutes in.

Fly Your Farm Episode 3 – Brian Hill

Brian references a recent paper by another research group working on the intelligent sprayer. It’s available open access, so save the citation or read for free at the link below:

Nackley, Warneke, B., Fessler, L., Pscheidt, J. W., Lockwood, D., Wright, W. C., Sun, X., & Fulcher, A. (2021). Variable-rate Spray Technology Optimizes Pesticide Application by Adjusting for Seasonal Shifts in Deciduous Perennial Crops. HortTechnology (Alexandria, Va.), 31(4), 479–489.

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