Farms Turn to Technology Amid Water Warnings in Southwest US

Drones, specialized cameras and other technology are being deployed in attempts to squeeze the most out of every drop of water in the Colorado River.

  • Published 13 August 2019

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day. After a brief, snaking flight above the field, the drone landed and the researchers removed a handful of memory cards. Back at their computers, they analyzed the images for signs the corn was stressed from… Read at AP News