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Drones Could Revolutionize Agriculture, Farmers Say


source: HuffPost Business

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Idaho farmer Robert Blair isn't waiting around for federal aviation officials to work out rules for drones. He and a friend built their own, outfitting it with cameras and using it to monitor his 1,500 acres.

Under 10 pounds and 5 feet long nose to tail, the aircraft is the size of a turkey and Blair uses it to get a birds-eye view of his cows and fields of wheat, peas, barley and alfalfa.

"It's a great tool to collect information to make better decisions, and we're just scratching the surface of what it can do for farmers," said Blair, who lives in Kendrick, Idaho, roughly 275 miles north of Boise.

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 acres中級acre(英畝) 的複數
 agriculture中級[名詞] 農業
 aviation中高級[名詞] 航空;飛行
 federal中級[形容詞] 聯邦(制)的; [名詞] 聯邦政府工作人員
 long中級[形容詞] 長的; [動詞] 長久地;始終; 渴望; [副詞] 長久地;始終
 monitor中級[動詞] 監控;監聽;監測; [名詞] 監視器
 ore中高級[名詞] 礦;礦石;礦砂
 outfitting中高級outfit(裝備;配備;供給) 的現在分詞
 peas中級pea(豌豆) 的複數
 pounds中級pound(敲打;(心等)劇跳;腳步沈重地走) 的第三人稱單數現在式; pound(磅) 的複數
 roughly中級rough(粗糙的;表面不平的) 的衍生的副詞; [副詞] 粗糙地;粗暴地;大約
 scratching中級scratch(抓;搔) 的現在分詞
 wheat中級[名詞] 小麥