Thanks to a new partnership with an agronomy service provider in Ontario, Toronto-based Deveron UAS Corp. will be flying more farm acres with drones.
Deveron is a nationally compliant, Transport Canada-licensed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operator providing enterprise drone data services for agriculture. The company has now partnered with FS PARTNERS (FSP), a retail division of GROWMARK Inc., providing agronomy, energy and grain marketing products and services along with its partners, Great Lakes Grain and FS UPI Energy.
FSP, which has six hubs that span across Ontario, will now offer Deveron’s on-demand drone data service to its customers across the province.
“We continue to see growth in the demand for drone data with the most progressive leaders in agriculture,” says Deveron’s president and CEO, David MacMillan. “This is yet another important relationship for us as it increases our market penetration in Ontario, where there are over 7 million acres of farmland. It also highlights the value of Deveron’s business model, which is that farming companies don’t want to own drones – they want to focus on making decisions from data that help their customers grow crops more efficiently.”
Steve Rongits, agronomy and energy risk manager at FSP, adds, “Our new partnership with Deveron allows for greater efficiency in our operations and greater coverage by air. This will allow for even more precision agronomy opportunities across our service area, allowing more local growers to optimize their efforts in real time in the field. Collecting this additional data layer will help provide insight in managing their individual operations.”
Deveron, focused on building a standardized constellation of UAVs and sensors to provide data in North America, recently partnered with vegetable producer Bonduelle North America and farming retailer Thompsons Ltd.