Valasek speaks at HTPP workshop

John ValasekDr. John Valasek, director of the Center for Autonomous Vehicles and Sensor Systems (CANVASS) and a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, spoke recently at the “High-Throughput Plant Phenotyping and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Agriculture” workshop. The goal of the workshop was to provide attendees with an expert overview and keen practical insights into the two related research topics.

Speakers from both aerospace and agriculture focused on how UAVs and high-resolution remote sensing as well as automated sensor platforms can be used to efficiently measure phenotypic traits to facilitate advances in plant breading and genetics.

The workshop also included multiple UAV demonstrations at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Farm. Sponsors for the workshop included CANVASS, Texas A&M Agriculture and Life Sciences and Feeding Our World.