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Utah State University researchers are working to make almond production more sustainable by gathering information with drones to improve water management for almond groves and increase almond yield.
USU Researchers Using Drones to Improve Water Management in Almond Production | College of Engineering

USU Researchers Using Drones to Improve Water Management in Almond Production

Utah State University researchers are working to make almond production more sustainable by gathering information with drones to improve water management for almond groves and increase almond yield.

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AggieAir is part of several new projects funded by the Almond Board of California and the California Department of Food and Agriculture to use a variety of tools including drones, hyperspectral imagery, eddy covariance systems, and, of course, field-based
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Closing the Gap

AggieAir is part of several new projects funded by the Almond Board of California and the California Department of Food and Agriculture to use a variety of tools including drones, hyperspectral imagery, eddy covariance systems, and, of course, field-based...

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A multidisciplinary team of researchers at Utah State University and Michigan State University have been awarded $1.97 million over 4 years from the United States Department of Agriculture to study more efficient ways of managing tart cherry sales.
Researchers at USU awarded $1.97 Million to Study Important Utah Fruit Crop

Researchers at USU awarded $1.97 Million to Study Important Utah Fruit Crop

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at Utah State University and Michigan State University have been awarded $1.97 million over 4 years from the United States Department of Agriculture to study more efficient ways of managing tart cherry sales.

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Kustas is now a Hall of Fame inductee for the USDA-ARS, for his work on the Grape Remote-sensing Atmospheric Profile and Evapotranspiration eXperiment (GRAPEX) project, a private-public collaboration between NASA, the USDA, AggieAir at USU, and E&J Gallo
Bill Kustas: Advancing Water Research Drop by Drop

Bill Kustas: Advancing Water Research Drop by Drop

Kustas is now a Hall of Fame inductee for the USDA-ARS, for his work on the Grape Remote-sensing Atmospheric Profile and Evapotranspiration eXperiment (GRAPEX) project, a private-public collaboration between NASA, the USDA, AggieAir at USU, and E&J Gallo ...

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Meet Karem Belen Meza Capcha, a first-year PhD student in the college's irrigation engineering program. Meza also is pursuing a graduate specialization/minor in climate adaptation science, or CAS, sponsored by a National Science Foundation fellowship.
Student Spotlight: Karem Belen Meza Capcha | College of Engineering

Student Spotlight: Karem Belen Meza Capcha

Meet Karem Belen Meza Capcha, a first-year PhD student in the college's irrigation engineering program. Meza also is pursuing a graduate specialization/minor in climate adaptation science, or CAS, sponsored by a National Science Foundation fellowship.

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Electrical engineering junior Kevin Plaizier won $25,000 after placing first in an international drone design contest.
Electrical Engineering Student Wins $25,000 Drone Competition | College of Engineering

Electrical Engineering Student Wins $25,000 Drone Competition

Electrical engineering junior Kevin Plaizier won $25,000 after placing first in an international drone design contest.

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AggieAir Service Center Manager publishes new journal article, "Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technology Proves an Effective and Efficient Technique for Identifying Critical Native Fish Habitat
AggieAir Service Center Manager Publishes Journal Article on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

AggieAir Service Center Manager Publishes Journal Article on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

AggieAir Service Center Manager publishes new journal article, "Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technology Proves an Effective and Efficient Technique for Identifying Critical Native Fish Habitat

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AggieAir recently partnered up with the Belmont Hydrology and Fine Sediment Lab at USU to investigate wildfire water sedimentation in Utah and its effect on Utah's water reservoir storage.
Dousing the Flames: USU Investigates how Wildfires Impact Utah's Water Supply Reservoirs

Dousing the Flames: USU Investigates how Wildfires Impact Utah's Water Supply Reservoirs

AggieAir recently partnered up with the Belmont Hydrology and Fine Sediment Lab at USU to investigate wildfire water sedimentation in Utah and its effect on Utah's water reservoir storage.

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AggieAir has been a part of GRAPEX since the very beginning of the project. See recently released GRAPEX Videos and other media to learn more about the project.
ARS's GRAPEX Project Media Released

ARS's GRAPEX Project Media Released

AggieAir has been a part of GRAPEX since the very beginning of the project. See recently released GRAPEX Videos and other media to learn more about the project.

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AggieAir at Utah State University and Arctech Charge, LLC of Draper, UT are proud to announce a new partnership surrounding the key technology of drone battery charging and battery life extension.
USU AggieAir Announces Partnership with Arctech Charge | AggieAir

USU AggieAir Announces Partnership with Arctech Charge

AggieAir at Utah State University and Arctech Charge, LLC of Draper, UT are proud to announce a new partnership surrounding the key technology of drone battery charging and battery life extension.

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Utah State University AggieAir and USU Aviation Technology are holding a flight demonstration of the new USU GreatBlue unmanned aerial system platform...
AggieAir Announcess Flight Demonstration of New Aircraft GreatBlue | AggieAir

AggieAir Announcess Flight Demonstration of New Aircraft GreatBlue

Utah State University AggieAir and USU Aviation Technology are holding a flight demonstration of the new USU GreatBlue unmanned aerial system platform...

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AggieAir at USU is helping grape growers like E&J Gallo Winery to use data from Earth-observing satellites to better track soil and vine moisture levels, understand vine water use and plan grapevine irrigation.
Raising a Glass in Wine Country to Better Water Management

Raising a Glass in Wine Country to Better Water Management

AggieAir at USU is helping grape growers like E&J Gallo Winery to use data from Earth-observing satellites to better track soil and vine moisture levels, understand vine water use and plan grapevine irrigation.

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The academic event was chaired by the Director of Research Management, Dra. Lía Ramos Fernández, who thanked the miller, PhD. Alfonso Torres, for sharing his scientific career in drones and satellites.
Drones and Satellites: Technology for Monitoring Water Resources | AggieAir | Utah Water Research Laboratory

Drones and Satellites: Technology for Monitoring Water Resources

The academic event was chaired by the Director of Research Management, Dra. Lía Ramos Fernández, who thanked the miller, PhD. Alfonso Torres, for sharing his scientific career in drones and satellites.

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The people who work and study at the Utah Water Research Lab will remember outgoing director Mac McKee in many different ways.
A Global Influencer | College of Engineering

A Global Influencer

The people who work and study at the Utah Water Research Lab will remember outgoing director Mac McKee in many different ways.

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In the skies above Reno, Nevada, USU engineers fly drones above the high-rise hotels and casinos, hopping from rooftop to rooftop. The flights were part of a NASA-led study to develop a new unmanned aerial traffic management system.
AggieAir Flies for NASA Airspace Study | College of Engineering

AggieAir Flies for NASA Airspace Study

In the skies above Reno, Nevada, USU engineers fly drones above the high-rise hotels and casinos, hopping from rooftop to rooftop. The flights were part of a NASA-led study to develop a new unmanned aerial traffic management system.

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AggieAirTM recently spent 10 days in Las Vegas, Nevada working with the FAA and other industry experts to create safety regulations and programs for drone services in the future.
AggieAir Partners with FAA & Industry Experts to Develop Drone Traffic Management System | AggieAir

AggieAir Partners with FAA & Industry Experts to Develop Drone Traffic Management System

AggieAirTM recently spent 10 days in Las Vegas, Nevada working with the FAA and other industry experts to create safety regulations and programs for drone services in the future.

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One of the state’s largest research laboratories is getting a new director. David Tarboton, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Utah State University, will lead the Utah Water Research Laboratory beginning July 1.
David G. Tarboton Named Utah Water Research Lab Director | College of Engineering

David G. Tarboton Named Utah Water Research Lab Director

One of the state’s largest research laboratories is getting a new director. David Tarboton, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Utah State University, will lead the Utah Water Research Laboratory beginning July 1.

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AggieAir recently partnered with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Forest Service Fishlake National Forest, and Geospatial Technology and Applications Center to aid in...
AggieAir Partners with UDWR, Forest Service, and GTAC to Aid in Recovery of Fishlake Streams | AggieAir

AggieAir Partners with UDWR, Forest Service, and GTAC to Aid in Recovery of Fishlake Streams

AggieAir recently partnered with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Forest Service Fishlake National Forest, and Geospatial Technology and Applications Center to aid in...

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USU Drones to Pave Way for More Drone Services in the Future, learn more about how AggieAir is assisting in this endeavor from KSL.
USU Drones to Pave Way for More Drone Services in the Future | AggieAir

USU Drones to Pave Way for More Drone Services in the Future

USU Drones to Pave Way for More Drone Services in the Future, learn more about how AggieAir is assisting in this endeavor from KSL.

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Utah State University’s premier unmanned aerial systems organization will take part in a highly anticipated NASA-led operation.
USU AggieAir Program Selected for Critical National Airspace Operation | College of Engineering

USU AggieAir Program Selected for Critical National Airspace Operation

Utah State University’s premier unmanned aerial systems organization will take part in a highly anticipated NASA-led operation.

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Utah State University was turning heads at the Minneapolis Convention Center last week at a large conference and expo for the Society of Women Engineers, known as SWE.
USU Lights up the Twin Cities at National Women in Engineering Conference | College of Engineering

USU Lights up the Twin Cities at National Women in Engineering Conference

Utah State University was turning heads at the Minneapolis Convention Center last week at a large conference and expo for the Society of Women Engineers, known as SWE.

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Utah State University was center stage at the Salt Palace Convention Center earlier this week during a major event for engineering education.
USU College of Engineering Lights up Salt Palace at Education Conference

USU College of Engineering Lights up Salt Palace at Education Conference

Utah State University was center stage at the Salt Palace Convention Center earlier this week during a major event for engineering education.

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AggieAir joined industry professionals and legislators on Thursday on Capitol Hill for the 3rd Annual Aerospace Day to discuss practical UAV application to agriculture and natural resource management and data collection.
AggieAir Joins 3rd Annual Aerospace Day | AggieAir

AggieAir Joins 3rd Annual Aerospace Day

AggieAir joined industry professionals and legislators on Thursday on Capitol Hill for the 3rd Annual Aerospace Day to discuss practical UAV application to agriculture and natural resource management and data collection.

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With an ever-growing human population and its inherent demand for water, there is a critical need to monitor water resources. New technology could make it more feasible than ever to measure changes in the water flow of rivers.
Aerial Imagery Gives Insight into Water Trends | College of Engineering

Aerial Imagery Gives Insight into Water Trends

With an ever-growing human population and its inherent demand for water, there is a critical need to monitor water resources. New technology could make it more feasible than ever to measure changes in the water flow of rivers.

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USDA Ag Research Magazine featured the work conducted by AggieAir and USU researchers in their December 2017 issue.
USU and AggieAir Featured in USDA AgResearch Magazine | AggieAir

USU and AggieAir Featured in USDA AgResearch Magazine

USDA Ag Research Magazine featured the work conducted by AggieAir and USU researchers in their December 2017 issue.

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AggieAir pilot, Dan Robinson, is presenting at the 2017 EAA Oshkosh AirVenture
AggieAir Joins the Oshkosh Aviation Festival | AggieAir

AggieAir Joins the Oshkosh Aviation Festival

AggieAir pilot, Dan Robinson, is presenting at the 2017 EAA Oshkosh AirVenture

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The AggieAir team kicks off a busy 2017 in Sunny California by placing strategically placed targets across the Gallo Family vineyards.
AggieAir Begin the 2017 Flight Season | AggieAir

AggieAir Begin the 2017 Flight Season

The AggieAir team kicks off a busy 2017 in Sunny California by placing strategically placed targets across the Gallo Family vineyards.

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The new 'BluJay' line of all-electric aircraft represents the latest in UAV technology
Utah Water Research Lab Unveils Latest in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles | College of Engineering

Utah Water Research Lab Unveils Latest in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

The new 'BluJay' line of all-electric aircraft represents the latest in UAV technology

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AggieAir participates in Aerospace Day on the Hill at the Capitol in Salt Lake City.
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AggieAir Participates in Aerospace Day on The Hill

AggieAir participates in Aerospace Day on the Hill at the Capitol in Salt Lake City.

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Lumenera, experts in imaging, recently worked with AggieAir, a research lab at Utah State University, to develop an aerial imaging system for agricultural research.
AggieAir Works With Lumenera to Develop an Aerial Imaging System for Agricultural Research | AggieAir

AggieAir Works With Lumenera to Develop an Aerial Imaging System for Agricultural Research

Lumenera, experts in imaging, recently worked with AggieAir, a research lab at Utah State University, to develop an aerial imaging system for agricultural research.

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AggieAir works with Utah and Wyoming Division of Wildlife Resources and the Nature Conservancy to help find a rare fish. The agencies will use the images provided by the drones to help map out a game plan aimed at helping the species survive.
AggieAir Use Drones to Help Rare Fish Survive | AggieAir

AggieAir Use Drones to Help Rare Fish Survive

AggieAir works with Utah and Wyoming Division of Wildlife Resources and the Nature Conservancy to help find a rare fish. The agencies will use the images provided by the drones to help map out a game plan aimed at helping the species survive.

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AggieAir's research over Yellow Creek, WY has been published in the Nature Conservancy 2016 Newsletter
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AggieAir Published in the Nature Conservancy Utah

AggieAir's research over Yellow Creek, WY has been published in the Nature Conservancy 2016 Newsletter