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Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Enhanced Biosecurity Through Aerial Surveillance

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  2018 ASABE Annual International Meeting  1801146.(doi:10.13031/aim.201801146)
Authors:   Wayne Woldt, Donald Reynolds, Marcia Oetjen, Sandeep Bhatti
Keywords:   Unmanned aircraft systems, poultry biosecurity, best management practices, animal production, livestock biosecurity, unmanned aerial systems, drones

Abstract. This paper describes the advancement of unmanned aircraft systems in agriculture, and their potential to aid in poultry biosecurity. Opportunities for use of this emerging technology to assess and ameliorate risks associated with confined livestock production are described. Finally, and outline for a new document describing best management practices for use of unmanned aircraft in agriculture, with an emphasis on poultry biosecurity, is presented.

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