Using Agriculture Drones to Move From Analog to Digital Farming: A Case Study in Quantifying the Return on Investment
For us, the answer on when to go from "analog" to "digital" farming is today. In one growing season, we estimate that we will come out positive on our investment in implementing a "base-plus" variable rate nitrogen program.
Anthony King, From Horizon Magazine: Bee-based maths is helping teach swarms of drones to find weeds, while robotic mowers keep hedgerows in shape.
Lars Wecks for Trend in Tech: A new camera from Cubert, working in collaboration with VITO Remote Sensing and imec, based on research from the European Space Agency, is bringing high-resolution details to precision farming.
Malek Murison for We Talk UAV: Luckily, a few farming pioneers have started using their drones to herd animals, including cattle and sheep, from one place to another.
Japan is one of the first countries using large-scale UAV on plant protection in the world. Take rice as an example, ground vehicles spray about 22% (in 2014), and the proportion of UAV plant protection has reached 36%.
Drones may not replace the honeybee, but dont bet on a future of agriculture that doesnt increasingly depend on their capacity to reinvent 21st century farming.
Phys.org: Thanks to research with ESA on new cameras, hyperspectral cameras flying on drones are now able to see details as small as 4-5 cm.
Sentera introduces the latest update to its high-precision sensor product line, the Quad Sensor. Featuring four fully customizable imagers, the multispectral Quad Sensor is a precision agriculture, data-collection powerhouse.
Trimble and Propeller Aero Collaborate to Deliver Professional Quality Unmanned Aircraft System Workflows
Trimble Connected Site Solutions to Integrate with Propeller's Automated Ground Targets and Visualization Platform
Fortress UAV estimates that as many as 30% of new consumer drone customers crash their drones within the first week of purchase.
Bayer will be able to access SLANTRANGEs advanced data analytics to develop new high-throughput phenotyping techniques
InterDrone 2017 in cooperation with Drone Law Pro has published and made available for free a new whitepaper regarding Part 107.
Commercial UAV Expo Europe debuts successfully!
"The civil drone market is ready to take off," said Philip Finnegan, Teal Group's director of corporate analysis and author of the study. Eased airspace regulations, a flood of outside investment, new UAS service offerings and the entry of leading technology companies are setting the stage for very rapid growth."
Catie Noyes for Farm and Dairy: The world of digital agriculture is continuing to advance before our eyes, says John Fulton, associate professor in Ohio States College of Food Agriculture and Biological Engineering.
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