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UAVs in BC Agriculture

Learn how you can use drone technology to monitor your crops

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for BC Agricultural Applications

A Growing Forward 2 Program

Use of Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAVs) in agriculture has seen limited adoption by BC farmers and UAV service providers. Therefore, the BC Ministry of Agriculture (AGRI) is looking to assess viability and utility of UAVs and communicate realistic and current high value opportunities to the BC agriculture sector while scoping future use cases and technology uptake.

More about the GSAGF2-430 Project

This project is intended to assess the viability and utility of UAVs and communicate realistic and current high value opportunities to the BC agriculture sector while scoping future use cases. The project is intended to leverage on-site field demonstrations to engage BC agricultural producers and provide decision aids for UAV adoption. The project will synthesize and address information gaps not covered by other studies or service providers from other jurisdictions or regions, or provide linkages to relevant existing information. The project is a multi-year research, communication and case-study program with 3 phases. Phase 1 was completed in March 2016. Phase 2 (fiscal year 2016/17) will be completed prior to March 20, 2017. Phase 3 (anticipated completion March 20, 2018) is proposed based on the outcomes of Phase 2.

Case Studies

Surveys

For Producers

For Producers

For Academics

For Academics

For Service Providers

For Service Providers

For Other Stakeholders

For Other Stakeholders