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Farm Progress America, August 18, 2022

Max Armstrong reports on an innovative partnership between Wilbur Ellis and Guardian Ag to automate crop protection applications.

Max Armstrong shares news that Wilbur-Ellis has partnered with Guardian Ag to create a fleet of autonomous application technology machines. The airships, which are large drones, will use industry standard nozzles and pressures similar to a helicopter. Max shares details about the size of these airships which can carry a payload up to 200 pounds. They’ll first be put to work in California.

Related: Partnership to build autonomous aerial application

Max Armstrong's Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.

Photo: Guardian Agriculture/Wilbur-Ellis

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