Category: Agriculture

The Truth about Drones in Precision Agriculture

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Over the past few years, the press has emphasized how much commercial drones will be used to improve farming. The assumption is that drones provide more accurate data for use in variable rate technology (VRT) so farmers who use drones will experience increased yields. But truth be told very little has been written about the…

Good news for Ag drones in America

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An Easter egg hidden within the new Part 107. Most folks flagged no BVLOS, but the FAA are going to let you operate from a moving vehicle. Just as long as people are not around. A great no BVLOS cheat. I wonder if this will tip sales in favour of fixed wing aircraft with a…

Over 25 Million Acres of Images Captured by Single Drone Solutions Company

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Sentera, LLC, sensors have officially captured over 25,000,000 acres of images. Sentera’s AgVault™ 2.0 Software translates this imagery into actionable data for the precision agriculture industry. Sentera’s unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), precision sensors, and software are recognized by customers for their precision and accuracy, and the ability to capture images of more acres in less time…

SLANTVIEW A Smarter Analytics Toolset for Airborne Agronomy.

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From its inception, SLANTVIEW was architected to serve the needs of the agronomist and small UAS operator. That means enabling extremely efficient data collection and rapid and automated data processing, all in locations that may be deprived of high-end computing or network infrastructure, where most of the world’s agricultural lands reside. In an industry first,…

Sentera Launches Revolutionary Fixed-Wing Phoenix 2 Imaging UAV

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Sentera, LLC, a global provider of UAV hardware, sensors and data management platforms, brings a whole new level of control to users with the Phoenix 2 Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), launched today. The Phoenix 2 is light-weight and highly durable, and may be the most precise drone available today. “The Phoenix 2 brings a…

Sentera Adds Autonomous UAV Flight Planning to AgVault™ 2.0 Mobile App

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Sentera, LLC, a global provider of software, sensors, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), announces the addition of autonomous UAV route planning to its AgVault™ 2.0 Mobile app. The added capability works with the DJI PHANTOM 4, PHANTOM 3, and INSPIRE families of products and provides the agriculture industry with an affordable, end-to-end normalized difference vegetation…

Watch out Ag drones, free data from space.

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I know this is only 10m resolution, but it has the major advantage of being free. Its also frequent. Anywhere on the planet updated weekly. I was very unpopular when I mentioned it at an Ag conference last year. I signed up then to access the data, but as might be expected could make very…

Air Tractor® Makes Entry into the UAS Market – Acquires Yield Defender

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OLNEY, TX — Air Tractor, Inc. is proud to announce its expansion into the field of unmanned aerial systems. The recent acquisition of Hangar 78 UAV, and its flagship aircraft, the Yield Defender unmanned aerial system (UAS) will create the foundation of Air Tractor’s development and visionary integration of unmanned technology to complement its core…

Yamaha RMAX Debuts Commercial Spray Service on Napa Valley Vineyard

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Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., is pleased to announce the inaugural commercial operation of its RMAX remotely piloted helicopter for agriculture spraying service in the U.S. The RMAX flight was completed this week in California for Napa-based Silverado Farming Company, a leading vineyard management company. During its debut the RMAX applied a fungicide for preventative control…

Agribotix™ FarmLens™ Image Processing and Analytics Solution Offered Via WinField’s Answer Tech® Portal

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Agricultural intelligence company, Agribotix™, continues to expand its footprint in North America. The emerging industry leader announced today that its FarmLens™ cloud processing service will be offered via the WinField Answer Tech® agricultural technology portal. Agribotix processes and analyzes agricultural data gathered by drones via its FarmLens™ cloud-based analysis and reporting solution. The resulting intelligence,…