Vegetable Producer Inks Drone Services Contract with Deveron

Toronto-based Deveron UAS Corp. has secured a new contract with Bonduelle North America, a large producer of ready-to-use vegetables.

Deveron is a full-service enterprise drone data services company focused on agriculture. The company aims to help consumers increase yields and reduce costs through the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), sensors, software and analytics.

“Large, enterprise-scale operators can benefit from working with Deveron to integrate near-real-time, field-level data into their workflow – improving efficiencies in crop scouting and better management of input applications,” notes David MacMillan, Deveron’s president and CEO.

Bonduelle North America has roughly 2,000 employees and 800 growers who plant more than 17 different vegetable crops. The company operates eight production sites in Canada and four in the U.S.

“At Bonduelle, we intensively manage each field, from planting to harvest, alongside the growers we work with, thus making sure decisions are made at the right time in the crop’s life,” says Jennifer Thompson of Bonduelle Americas. “The potential for agronomic support that drones provide tie in with our focus on sustainably increasing production on all of our fields, year over year.

“Bonduelle has a unique opportunity to support its growers through investing in leading technology that we ultimately hope will help our growers produce better crop. We look forward to continuing our work with Deveron into the 2017 grow season,” she adds.


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