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Canada: Drone offers new technique to reduce nitrates

A new technique to develop healthier crops and reduce the amount of nitrates in the environment is up in the air on Prince Edward Island. It circles the field taking high-resolution photographs and can tell a farmer exactly what is needed or missing to produce a good crop and a good yield. And the drone plane that fits into a pickup truck has the eyes of an eagle. “It can pretty well see everything,” offers Brennan Gaudet of Paradigm Precision as he operates the controls during a trial demonstration. The drone has enough zoom power to count the moles on a sunbather and can easily detect the nutrient deficiencies in a field. More

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