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 and analyze their high-resolution aerial data, as well as order and view ground data from A&L, including soil and plant tissue analysis, directly within the PrecisionHawk software.
“By incorporating A&L’s breadth of soil and plant analytics into the PrecisionHawk platform, farmers will have access to new data layers that complement drone mapping analytics before, during and after the growing season,” says Robert Vick, director of business development at PrecisionHawk.
Established in 1985 by farmers, A&L comprises agronomists, soil scientists and technicians. Its customer base extends across North America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa.
“A&L sees the value of this exciting new partnership as building on the strengths and offerings of both our companies,” says Greg Patterson, president of A&L. “PrecisionHawk is providing A&L with a platform to share our agronomic expertise in conjunction with emerging drone and data technologies.”
A&L is also developing analytics tools within the PrecisionHawk software to help bridge the gap between ground and aerial data. Assessment of plant health, quantification of field variability and terrain analysis are features available within the growing library of algorithms being developed by university partners, geospatial scientists and PrecisionHawk’s geospatial team.