Unmanned Aerial Systems

Jammie Wutzke
CPS Tangent

Yesterday I attended a Precision Farming Forum on Unmanned Aerial Systems sponsored by the Yamhill County Commissioners.  The event was very well attended by growers, crop consultants, technology experts, and business entrepreneurs.  There was a tremendous amount of excitement with the opportunities to be able to use unmanned aircraft (or Drones). National and Local experts spoke and the group got to see Roswell Flight Test Crew demonstrate vertical take off and observed live video feed of color and infrared (Heat sensing) from the unit in flight. There are many hurdles ahead on legalizing the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems commercially in the United States: public perception, seek and avoid technology for the public safety, new rules and requirements from FAA, insurance, privacy and the list goes on.  Regardless of the restrictions at present, people are jockeying for position in business and are beyond thrilled to tackle applications in a new way.  Just think of ordering an item on-line and receiving it the same day, Amazon is already working on it! We are headed into some exciting times!

Hazelnut Grower Meeting Rescheduled

Hazelnut Growers are invited to a half day in the classroom and in the field meeting on Hazelnut production in the Willamette Valley,  Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 8 a.m.  to noon.   The meeting will be held at the Halsey Community Center with coffee and donuts starting at 7:30 a.m.  Following the classroom session, we will move to the field for some demonstrations on pruning technique on new and established trees.  If you are able to attend, please RSVP with the Tangent office, 541-928-3391 or your CPS Tangent Fieldman as space is limited.  BBQ Lunch will be served at CPS Tangent  after the pruning demonstration. 
 
Halsey Community Center
100 W Halsey St.
Halsey, OR  97348 

8:00 a.m.—9:45 a.m.
· Tree Nutrition 
· Orchard floor Herbicides
· Pests in Filberts 
· Filbert Varieties
· Tree Pruning

10:15-12:00
In the Field Pruning and herbicide demonstration in a new orchard and in established orchards.