Drone planting

Hyven Huang of SkyAgTech piloted an XAG drone to seed oats at the Emo Agricultural Research Station last Thursday. He fills the unit, and it then disperses seed to a given area. Huang says the drone uses RTK (real-time kinematic positioning) for centimetre-level accuracy. RTK is similar to GPS, but with a much higher level of precision. Huang says that precision farming is already mature in other parts of the world and he hopes to help develop its use here in Canada.

—Daniel Adam photo