Unmanned aircraft systems for enhanced biosecurity through aerial surveillance

W. Woldt, D. Reynolds, M. Oetjen

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This paper describes the advancement of unmanned aircraft systems in agriculture, and their potential to aid in poultry biosecurity. Opportunities for use of this emerging technology to assess and ameliorate risks associated with confined livestock production are described. Finally, and outline for a new document describing best management practices for use of unmanned aircraft in agriculture, with an emphasis on poultry biosecurity, is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2018
EventASABE 2018 Annual International Meeting - Detroit, United States
Duration: Jul 29 2018Aug 1 2018


OtherASABE 2018 Annual International Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Animal production
  • Best management practices
  • Drones
  • Livestock biosecurity
  • Poultry biosecurity
  • Unmanned aerial systems
  • Unmanned aircraft systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Agronomy and Crop Science


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