Archive for precision ag

Utah State Unveils BluJay All-Electric UAVs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 20, 2017

Utah State University has unveiled its BluJay line of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), all-electric aircraft used for research in agriculture and water resources engineering. The university’s recent unveiling event coincided with a meeting of the GRAPEX group, a team of [Read More]

Sentera Converts DJI Phantom 4 Pro Drone into Precision Scouting Tool

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 15, 2017

Just in time for the 2017 growing season in the northern hemisphere, Sentera says it can now make the DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone a precision scouting tool for farmers. By integrating the Sentera NDVI Single Sensor onto the Phantom [Read More]

AeroVironment Works Extensively with Farmers on UAS Integration

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 14, 2017

AeroVironment Inc., a provider of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both military and commercial applications, is sharing the details on its ongoing pilot programs with farmers and universities. The programs, which are entering their third year, have guided the development [Read More]

Sentera Brings NDVI Toolbox to Drone Precision Ag Software

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 26, 2017

Minneapolis-based drone software company Sentera has released its NDVI Toolbox for AgVault – a set of tools for customizable normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) data in order to give growers and agronomists more insight into field and crop health. The [Read More]

Pix4D Touting Drone Mapping Solutions at United Nations Panel

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 24, 2017

Photogrammetry software company Pix4D is speaking about drone mapping at a panel held today by the United Nations’ Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD). The CSTD’s panel will discuss the role of science, technology and innovation in ensuring [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]

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]

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.

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]

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]

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]

House Subcommittee Explores Ag Technology Advancements, Including UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 11, 2016

The House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management recently held a hearing to educate members about innovations in agricultural imagery and technology, including unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). According to the committee, this meeting was the second [Read More]

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]

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]