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Local researchers using drones and rovers to increase resiliency in agriculture

Cornell University has been using Musgrave Research Farm to conduct studies for the past 80 years. Recently they’ve added something new: Digital technology.

They are using new technology and working with the United States Department of Agriculture to create resiliency in the field.



A massive drone and a rover aren’t just responsible for taking pictures. They’re collecting data, saving money and saving a whole lot of time.

Joseph Gage, Postdoctoral Researcher with the USDA says, “On the one hand, the results coming from this can be used to drive breeding efforts to make better corn varieties that then create cheaper food, cheaper fuel but then it also can be used to help farmers who actually grow corn every season.”

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