Precision Agriculture – Page 4

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.

Deveron Begins Drone Data Study on Beans Impacted by White Mold

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 17, 2016

Toronto-based Deveron UAS Corp. has commenced a drone data study with Hensall District Cooperative (HDC) and an agrochemical company with respect to variable-rate fungicide applications. Drone data is being used to test the efficacy and potential return on investment for [Read More]