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Drones being displayed in Posey County

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POSEY CO., IN (WFIE) -

Military-grade technology will be on display at the Posey County Fair Monday.

The Posey County Co-Op will be demonstrating their drone technology which they use to fly over fields in technology and check on crops.

The Co-Op has had the drones for a few months now and use them to assist farmers with checking their crops.

Jon Fifer with the Co-Op says it saves them time by preventing them from walking the fields.

Fifer says they can identify from above if the crops are diseased or need nitrogen.

He says with recent storms, they've been able to check with wind damage to corn.

"With the corn varieties, we were able to get up and see some of the varieties didn't withstand some of the winds from the storms as well as others," Fifer said.  "That makes it very beneficial for the following year with purchasing the correct seed or maybe a seed that fares a little better."

The demonstration will be Monday at 7 on the BMX track.

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