Sentera has announced a real-time analytics capability for its FieldAgent app.

The FieldAgent mobile app now delivers instant plant population and weed pressure reports while the drone is still in flight. Sentera estimates that agriculture professionals can obtain up to 100 times more in-field measurements versus manual scouting methods. Further, no memory card or post-flight processing is required.

“Our two most widely used analytics products can now deliver answers to our customers in real time,” says Eric Taipale, Sentera’s CEO. “In-field scouting is about accurately assessing field conditions and giving scouts, agronomists and advisors that data to drive the best decisions for their customers. We’re making this process more efficient and more productive for our users.”

Logan Cautrell, mobile developer at Sentera, adds, “When the drone begins capturing data, users immediately see the results right in the app. The immediacy, coverage rate and accuracy will make our customers more efficient and give them a broader picture of the field.”

To use the feature, users program FieldAgent to autonomously scout a field, and the system captures one or two images per acre, runs the analytics in real time, and instantly reports the data back to the user’s mobile device right at the field edge. Using DJI SkyPort, Sentera is able to run analytics on the high-resolution, native image product in real time.

Available in April, the feature is supported on DJI M200 and M210 systems equipped with Sentera AGX710 sensors. It is currently offered for corn, soybeans and potatoes, with additional crop-compatibility being added.

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