Danforth Entrepreneur is Developing Solar Powered Drone Farming Solutions

Nadia Shakoor, the breeding genetics researcher of St. Louis’ Donald Danforth Plant Science Center invents an all-in-one sensor platform that’s a 100 percent solar powered autonomous drone “FieldDock” to measure soil moisture and drought stress to work with no human intervention.

Backed by a 1.4 Million federal grant by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the National Science Foundation, this will be integrated with PheNode that automatically captures crop data.

Check out the full story by Nicholas Phillips on St. Louis Magazine.