Drone sprayers take flight over Midwest farm fields

The Business of Food with Steve Alexander

Science fiction just a few years ago, the use of drones to spray corn, soybeans and other crops is now a reality thanks to an Illinois startup.

Left, a Hylio UAV sprayer over a Marion, Illinois, corn field. Right, Mark Black, Matt Brooks and Nick Nawratil, COO of Hylio.

An Illinois startup, KT Precision, is starting field demonstrations of a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) for spraying pesticides, fungicides, herbicides and fertilizers on Midwest crops. Steve Alexander spoke with co-founder Mark Black about this new wave of field treatments

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