Precision Agriculture – Page 10

Agribotix, AGCO Create Drone-Enabled Ag Intelligence Solution

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 08, 2015

Boulder, Colo.-based Agribotix LLC and Duluth, Ga.-based AGCO have partnered to bring a drone-enabled agricultural intelligence solution to the market. The all-in-one, turnkey package combines Agribotix’s FarmLens cloud-based data platform with the purpose-built SOLO AGCO edition quadcopter to provide customers [Read More]

Ohio College Inaugurates UAS Flights for Precision Ag Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 31, 2015

Springfield, Ohio-based Clark State Community College has begun flying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) as part of its new precision agriculture program. The program is designed to prepare students for employment with companies using geospatial technologies, including geographic information systems and [Read More]

Hawk Aerial Offers CropHawk350 Drone Solution for Ag Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 26, 2015

Hawk Aerial, a drone services and supply company based in Los Angeles, has announced the availability of the CropHawk350 for contracted flight services or as an equipment purchase package. The purchase package includes a ready-to-fly, turnkey, integrated drone system for [Read More]

Precision Ag Research Project Involves UAVs, Blueberry-Field Mapping

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 21, 2015

Quebec-based companies Agrinova and Hovercam-Media are partnering for a precision agriculture project that combines blueberry culture research and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) applications. The project, ‘Using precision multispectral aerial imagery as a productivity diagnostic tool in the culture of wild [Read More]

UAS Group Launched by American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 19, 2015

A new technical committee focused on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) has been formed by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food and [Read More]

Research Grant Funds Precision Ag Project With Large & Small UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 18, 2015

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., has announced a $357,546 research grant through the North Dakota Department of Commerce for an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) precision agriculture project. The partnership between North Dakota State University (NDSU) and Elbit Systems of America [Read More]

Yamaha UAV to be Tested for Rainwater Removal in Cherry Orchards

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 12, 2015

Washington State University (WSU) is partnering with Digital Harvest Corp. to test an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that could provide a safer, less expensive means to blow rainwater off cherry orchards to avoid fruit losses. According to WSU, rain can [Read More]

Joint Venture Brings Drone-Enabled Ag Intelligence to Latin America

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 06, 2015

Boulder, Colo.-based Agribotix LLC has partnered with multinational company Eco BCG to bring agricultural intelligence solutions with drone-enabled technology to Latin America. The joint venture, Agribotix-Latin America, is headquartered in Panama City and has additional offices in Mexico City and [Read More]

Southern Illinois University Adds UAV Course for Farming Students

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 29, 2015

Beginning this fall, agriculture students at Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale will be offered a course on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and their applications. The course will cover UAV types for agriculture use, maintenance and repair, remote sensing attachments and [Read More]

Precision Ag Drone Company Agribotix Appoints CEO

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 28, 2015

Agribotix, a Boulder, Colo.-based provider of agricultural intelligence solutions using drone-enabled technologies, has named Lou Faust CEO of the company. Faust brings more than 30 years of management experience to Agribotix, including 10 years on Wall Street as managing director [Read More]