Stands in some of the corn fields we are walking are a little spotty, with emergence problems and delays due to our very wet then very dry weather conditions. Ochs Consulting's Sion Williams and Eric Nixon, Pioneer Agronomist for the Western and Central New York region tested out Pioneer's Drone Deploy technology to do stand counts in some local fields this week. The drone gives a bird's eye view of the field, and the technology is able to look for gaps in plant emergence. Based on the photos it captures, it gives an average plant population at multiple points in the field, allowing for good decision making based on accurate information. If you'd like to learn more about how this technology works, check out this video from Pioneer.