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 bringing together the eBee, senseFly’s long-range agricultural drone, with the FarmLens cloud processing platform, the companies say they have created a bundled solution that is optimized for the early identification and troubleshooting of crop issues.
The solution allows users to perform a full crop scouting workflow in the field: fly over large areas of land, capture ground truthing images, make notes and share detailed information about trouble spots with farmers.
The eBee SQ is built around Parrot’s Sequoia sensor, which features multispectral sensors that capture calibrated data across four highly distinct spectral bands (near-infrared, red-edge, red and green), plus RGB imagery, in a single flight. Agribotix’s cloud-based data analysis and reporting solution is designed exclusively for users deploying drones in agriculture. Outputs include agricultural intelligence maps for in-season fertilization, georeferenced reports that can be used to identify resistant weed patches and estimate coverage, stand density analysis, and specialized reporting that supports precision agriculture programs.
“The combined solution of the eBee SQ and FarmLens is a great fit for people who are looking for a simple, yet powerful, 100 percent agricultural solution,” says Lou Faust, CEO of Agribotix.
Jean-Christophe Zufferey, CEO of senseFly, adds, “This partnership creates a professional, end-to-end solution that is uniquely easy to use.”
The companies note that customers who purchase the combined solution will also receive hardware support via senseFly’s existing network of expert distribution partners.