Unmanned Aircraft in Agriculture: Pest Management & Flight Performance

Join us for the seventh in our series of yearlong webinars.

In this webinar, you will learn how your colleagues are using Unmanned Aircraft Systems for agricultural research with implications for on farm applications.

Using Unmanned Aircraft for Insect and Disease Management:

Dr. Ian MacRae of The University of Minnesota, Crookston will report on using remote sensing mounted on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS or drones) to determine the within-field distribution of insects and plant disease in various agricultural cropping systems.

Watch Unmanned Aircraft for Insect and Disease Management on the LearnUASAg YouTube Channel

Unmanned Aircraft Flight Performance for Agricultural Missions:

Dr. Wayne Woldt of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and UAS in Ag Learning Network Project Lead will then provide a summary of  fixed wing UAS performance measures for predefined flight paths, indicated air speed (IAS), and altitude (MSL).

Watch Unmanned Aircraft Flight Performance for Agricultural Missions on the LearnUASAg YouTube Channel

The webinar will wrap up with the latest FAA Updates.

The webinar will be recorded and archived on the Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Agriculture website and YouTube channel.      

Photograph by Dr. James Robbins, University of Arkansas, provided to eXtension to use this photo. For permission to use, contact Dr. James Robbins at


Ian MacRae, Wayne Woldt

Created by Susan Buffler