Precision Agriculture – Page 9

USDA Grant Brings sUAS Precision Ag Education to Kansas Colleges

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 12, 2016

Hays, Kan.-based Fort Hays State University (FHSU) has been awarded a grant of more than $700,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop curricula focused on the use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) in precision agriculture, according [Read More]

Sentera Extends Precision Ag Solutions Through New Partnership

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 11, 2016

Sentera – a Minneapolis-based provider of software, sensors and drone technologies for the agriculture industry – has partnered with SST Software to allow users to more easily share and export imagery data. Through the partnership and integration with SST Software’s [Read More]

Pix4Dmapper Ag and Parrot/MicaSense Sequoia Sensor Come to Market

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 08, 2016

Pix4D says it has launched its first agriculture-dedicated software, Pix4Dmapper Ag, in conjunction with Parrot’s new multispectral Sequoia sensor, offered by MicaSense. According to Pix4D, farmers and agronomists can convert multispectral images into agriculture-specific maps for better crop management and [Read More]

John Deere Dealers Gain Access to Sentera’s Precision Ag Drone Solutions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 02, 2016

Sentera LLC, a Minneapolis-based provider of software, sensors and drone technologies for the agriculture industry, says it is now a John Deere operations center production partner. This affiliation gives John Deere’s dealer and customer network access to Sentera’s solutions, including [Read More]

Sentera Launches Aerial Data Management Software for Farmers

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 29, 2016

Minneapolis-based Sentera LLC recently launched its AgVault 2.0 software, which interfaces with any sensor or agricultural analytics tool to allow farmers to leverage crop-health imagery collected with a satellite, manned aircraft or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The software comprises a [Read More]

Farm-Equipment Supplier Brings Agribotix Drone Platform to Nearly 600 U.S. Dealers

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 13, 2016

Agribotix LLC and farming-equipment supplier Hawkins Manufacturing Inc. have partnered to make turnkey, drone-enabled agricultural intelligence technologies and services widely available across the U.S. A package combines Agribotix’s FarmLens cloud-based data platform with the purpose-built Enduro quadcopter. Hawkins will offer [Read More]

Yamaha Gets FAA Certification for RMAX Unmanned Helicopter

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 21, 2015

Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A. has received Part 137 Agricultural Aircraft Operations Certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – the first for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), says the company. With the certification, Yamaha can move forward with plans to [Read More]

Indiana State and Sinclair Form UAS Partnership

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 08, 2015

Indiana State University (ISU) and Dayton, Ohio’s Sinclair Community College have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further boost their unmanned systems programs. According to ISU, pooling the resources of its five colleges with Sinclair’s will enable collaborative data [Read More]

Verizon, PrecisionHawk Continue Work on UAV Data Capture for Agriculture

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 02, 2015

Building on its global strategy to simplify the Internet of Things (IoT), Verizon has announced new developments that further expand its IoT portfolio, including its partnership with PrecisionHawk. Recently, Verizon began an early-adopter drone trial with PrecisionHawk, a provider of [Read More]

DJI Unveils its First Agriculture Drone, the Agras MG-1

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 01, 2015

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology giant DJI has launched its first drone suited specifically for agricultural applications – the DJI Agras MG-1. The eight-rotor Agras can load more than 10 kg of liquid for crop spraying and can cover 7-10 [Read More]