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 report the completion of an extensive survey covering almond and pistachio orchards in California.
“This is a significant step for Deveron as we continue to build the scale required to serve enterprise customers for their drone data needs,” comments David MacMillan, president and CEO of the company.
Deveron notes that commercial data flights south of the border provide revenue sources outside of the typical Canadian grow season. For example, according to the company, California produces 90% of the world’s almonds (with roughly 1 million acres being grown in the state). Thus, the opportunity for drones to identify variability within a given orchard can provide growers with important insight and help them make more informed decisions.