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May 23, 2018

Peggy chats with James Schnable, assistant professor, Dept. of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, who says the way he would measure anything about plants in the past would be to send students to the field. Now, this can be done in an automated fashion, which is a lot better than sending grad students out there, he explains. Having historical data from drones is going to be very valuable in the future, he continues, and the cost is very affordable. More advanced technologies, like robots, are more expensive and may not make sense yet.