Drone Seeding Red Clover Documented in Video

The Iowa State University Organic Agriculture Program released a video of using a drone to frost-seed red clover into fields of hybrid rye. “The drone allowed us to get the seed in the field when the ground was too wet to use large equipment,” said Kathleen Delate, professor and extension organic specialist in horticulture and agronomy at Iowa State University. The drone flew at 10 mph and seed was spread from a height of 16 feet. The inter-seeded red clover will supply nitrogen for a subsequent corn crop and help build soil quality.