North Dakota Test Farms

The North Dakota State University Extension service is working with ten farms across the state to test different varieties of crops according to KMOT-TV.  They are testing on the different climate zones across the state.  Given our unusual weather and signs that the climate zones are slowly shifting northward, it is good to test crops for colder and warmer conditions, as North Dakota is in a short term cool period since early December 2013.  Besides varieties, uses on detailed meteorological observations and modeling can be used along with UAVs for research as North Dakota is a UAV test state according to the FAA.  Color-IR and color imagery can be used along with Auto-DTM from Hexagon Geospatial (contact brandon.tourtelotte@hexagongeospatial.com for more information)

 

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About Chuck Schoeneberger

Former forecaster at Meridian Environmental Technologies Inc (now a Interis Company), with a background in GIS and LiDAR, with other stints at GeoSpatial Services of Winona, MN and Aerometric (Now Quantum Spatial) of Sheboygan, WI. He is a weather technologist for public storm safety from a local to international level. LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=25048141&trk=tab_pro His views are his own and not of his employer.
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