Archive for precision-agriculture

New PrecisionHawk Partnership Merges Aerial Drone and Ground Data for Farmers

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 31, 2017

PrecisionHawk, a provider of advanced commercial drone technologies, and A&L Canada Laboratories Inc., an independent agronomy lab based in Ontario, are partnering to enhance the value of drone data for farmers. Through the partnership, farmers will be able to view [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]

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]

AUVSI Rolls out Webinars on Artificial Intelligence, Precision Ag and FAA Regs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 29, 2016

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is hosting three upcoming webinars in which experts will share their insights and answer questions on a variety of issues in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry. On Wednesday, Nov. 30 at [Read More]

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]

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]

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]

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.

Ag Drone Rodeo Comes to Pendleton, Ore., Soon

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 05, 2016

The Oregon UAS FutureFarm is hosting a two-day Ag Drone Rodeo, which will feature unmanned aircraft system (UAS) crop survey flight demos and post-flight data analysis presentations from companies in digital agriculture. Taking place in Pendleton, Ore., on Aug. 18-19, [Read More]

Pix4D Brings Drone Agriculture Software to Desktop and Cloud

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 04, 2016

Pix4D has rolled out a new hybrid solution for agriculture: Users of the recently launched Parrot Sequoia multispectral sensor with a license of Pix4Dmapper Ag will be able to process mapping data both in the Pix4Dmapper Ag desktop solution and the [Read More]

New DJI-University Partnership to Foster UAS Precision Ag Research

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 28, 2016

DJI and Washington State University (WSU) have announced their intention to partner on research for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in precision agriculture. DJI says this marks its first comprehensive partnership with a U.S. university. Last year, Shenzhen, Guongdong, China-headquartered DJI [Read More]

Agribotix FarmLens Mates With DJI Phantom for Drone-Plus-Analytics Solution

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 16, 2016

Boulder, Colo.-based Agribotix has announced the immediate availability of the Agribotix Agrion, an agricultural drone solution that enables users to evaluate the health of an entire field. The package, with a price tag starting at $2,960, bundles Agribotix’s purpose-built FarmLens [Read More]

DroneDeploy Offers New Ag Functionalities in Time for Growing Season

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 15, 2016

DroneDeploy, a San Francisco-based provider of a cloud software platform for commercial drones, has announced two new tools to help growers get more powerful insights about plant count and crop emergence. The tool from Aglytix – an agriculture-focused, analytics-on-demand company [Read More]

Sentera’s New Fixed-Wing UAV Provides Growers with Precise Grid Patterns

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 09, 2016

Sentera LLC has rolled out the Phoenix 2 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a fixed-wing, hand-launched drone weighing four pounds and offering up to 60 minutes of flight endurance. Sentera explains that the drone’s autopilot constantly auto-calculates and auto-optimizes according to [Read More]

Sentera Brings Autonomous Drone Route Planning to Precision Ag App

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 08, 2016

Minneapolis-based Sentera LLC has added autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) route planning to its AgVault 2.0 mobile app to provide the agriculture industry with an end-to-end normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) solution. The added capability works with the DJI Phantom [Read More]

Hexagon’s New Precision Ag Mapping Apps Focused on UAV Market

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 07, 2016

Hexagon Geospatial has released seven different Vegetation Health Hexagon Smart M.Apps, which make use of remote sensing algorithms to identify plant and crop health from a variety of different sensors. Focused on the burgeoning precision agriculture movement and the increasing [Read More]

Sentera Brings NDVI Single Sensor to the DJI Phantom 4 UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 11, 2016

Sentera LLC has announced the availability of its normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) single sensor for the DJI Phantom 4 unmanned aircraft system (UAS). With the Sentera single sensor, users can capture visual-band, near-infrared and NDVI data simultaneously in a [Read More]

AgEagle UAV Integrates Botlink for Easier Access to Farming Data

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 05, 2016

Drone manufacturer AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. is bringing Botlink’s real-time safety and data platform to the farming-focused AgEagle fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Botlink connects drones to the Internet so that UAV imagery can be captured, processed and delivered in [Read More]