Precision Agriculture

senseFly and Agribotix Join Forces for Agricultural Drone Solution

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 11, 2017

Agribotix, a provider of drone-enabled agricultural intelligence, and senseFly, a producer of fixed-wing drones and a subsidiary of Parrot Group, have joined forces to offer an agricultural solution combining the eBee SQ agricultural drone and the Agribotix FarmLens software. By [Read More]

New Tool Allows Farmers to Live-Stream NDVI Drone Video to Phone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 10, 2017

Sentera has announced the upcoming release of LiveNDVI video: live-streamed normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) video via the company’s Double 4K sensor for drones. According to Sentera, the technology will offer agronomists a fast way to make decisions and specify [Read More]

North Dakota’s Precision Ag Summit to Offer Drone Focus

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 03, 2017

The sixth annual Precision Ag Summit, which will feature a focus on drones, is kicking off soon in Jamestown, N.D. Once again, the conference is co-hosted by the Red River Valley Research Corridor and the ND Farmers Union. Taking place [Read More]

Federally Supported Project Using Drones to Boost Wheat Yields

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 19, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded $3.4 million in funding for research into the development of new wheat varieties that are adapted to different geographical regions and environmental conditions. Specifically, one [Read More]

Sentera Expands U.S. Distribution of UAV Precision Ag Solutions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 13, 2016

Sentera, a Minneapolis-based designer, developer and manufacturer of remote sensing technologies in the agriculture, infrastructure and public safety industries, has announced a new partnership with total solutions provider RDO Equipment Co. Founded in 1968, RDO Equipment Co. sells and supports [Read More]

Drones Could Help Manage Big Agricultural Commodity in California

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 07, 2016

AeroVironment Inc., a provider of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both military and commercial applications, has begun a yearlong study with California State University, Fresno to research how UAS imagery and analytics could potentially detect varying levels of water stress [Read More]

Latest Commercial Drone Fund Investment Goes to Precision Ag Sector

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 06, 2016

Airware’s Commercial Drone Fund has announced an investment in Raptor Maps, a Cambridge, Mass.-based company developing a drone-enabled technology platform for the agriculture sector. The Commercial Drone Fund is a venture capital-structured fund focused on early-stage start-ups developing technologies that [Read More]

Case Study: UAVs Proven as Powerful Tool for Vital Crop

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 05, 2016

Using unmanned aerial vehicles, Deveron UAS tracked a winter wheat field from planting in the fall to emergence the following spring.

Vegetable Producer Inks Drone Services Contract with Deveron

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 10, 2016

Toronto-based Deveron UAS Corp. has secured a new contract with Bonduelle North America, a large producer of ready-to-use vegetables. Deveron is a full-service enterprise drone data services company focused on agriculture. The company aims to help consumers increase yields and [Read More]

Sentera Debuts Omni UAV Package for Inspections, Agriculture

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 28, 2016

Minneapolis-based Sentera LLC has introduced the Omni unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) package, a quadcopter fixed with Sentera’s gimbaled, double 4K sensor. Empowering users to collect precise data from obscure angles, an Omni + Double 4K Sensor package simultaneously captures macro and [Read More]

Agrowing and Mavis Link up for UAV Precision Ag Solution

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 28, 2016

Agrowing Ltd. – a provider of high-resolution, low-distortion, multispectral cameras – has announced an integration with Bitmapping’s Mavis unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) photogrammetry and mapping software. Agrowing’s modified Sony ILCE QX1 camera is an agricultural multispectral camera based on Agrowing’s [Read More]

Canadian Drone Company Notches First U.S. Commercial Flight

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 27, 2016

Toronto, Ontario-based Deveron UAS Corp. – an enterprise drone data service company focused on agriculture – has completed its first commercial drone flight in the U.S. After a successful grow season in Canada, the company says it is excited to [Read More]

Drone Ag Intelligence Provider Grabs Top Spot in State’s Cleantech Competition

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 27, 2016

Agribotix, a Boulder, Colo.-based provider of drone-derived agricultural intelligence, has been selected as this year’s winner of the Emerging Cleantech Company of the Year by the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association. The association is a statewide organization that aims to promote [Read More]

SLANTRANGE Wins U.S. Patent for Ag Drone Tech

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 26, 2016

SLANTRANGE Inc., a San Diego-based provider of drone-based remote sensing and analytics systems for agriculture, says it has been issued a new patent covering foundational technologies for aerial crop inspection and measurement. Patent 9,470,579, issued by the U.S. Patent and [Read More]

UAVs Help Figure out Effects of Climate Change on Crops

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 26, 2016

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as part of a research project on the effects of climate change on food scarcity and distribution. Specifically, Dr. Simone Silvestri, an assistant professor of computer [Read More]

Ontario Companies Team up for Ag Drone Services

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 26, 2016

Toronto-based Deveron UAS Corp. has secured a new contract with South West AG Partners Inc., a retail agri-business in southwestern Ontario, to provide on-demand drone data services. Deveron says its drone data service network allows customers to obtain on-demand, actionable [Read More]

Drones Brought in for Cattle Ranching Project in BC

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 20, 2016

Dr. John Church, British Columbia’s regional innovation chair in cattle industry sustainability, has partnered with Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) and Golden BC’s Kingsclere Ranch on a project that implements drones for precision ranching. Church is the lead researcher [Read More]

UND Gets Nearly $1M in Support of Drone Ag Research

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 12, 2016

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, has announced the National Science Foundation’s award of nearly $1 million to support the University of North Dakota’s (UND) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) agricultural research. According to [Read More]

Sentera Announces New Battery-Swap Feature for UAV Precision Ag

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 09, 2016

Sentera has announced the latest update to its AgVault 2.0 mobile iOS app, featuring a battery-swap capability that enables drone operators to plan a flight of any size. The battery-swap feature was designed in conjunction with the AgVault 2.0 app [Read More]

senseFly’s New Ag Drone Covers 500 Acres in Under an Hour

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 31, 2016

Parrot Sequoia, meet your very own drone: senseFly’s eBee SQ, a fixed-wing system that combines precise crop imaging with large ground coverage.