Category Archives: Agriculture

Precision Ag Drones in Cambodia

AS-III Drone

After the technician’s countdown, “moi, pi, bai”, an AS-III fixed-wing drone launches off a catapult into the air, ascending rapidly at 25 metres per second until it is high above the Cambodian countryside. The drone, equipped with a special camera capable of detecting what the human eye cannot see, surveys the crops below, assessing the health of vegetation while charting the precise layout of the terrain. Continue reading

Using UAVs in Australia to Study Grape Pests

kp_fg-webstoryLeading scientists from Australia and the US have formed a partnership to research the role remote sensing and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) could play in improving surveillance capabilities for plant pests.

The multi-million dollar project is funded by the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (PBCRC) – of which the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is a core partner. Continue reading

AeroVironment Advances Research with Farmers and University Partners

AeroVironment

AeroVironment, Inc shared details regarding its ongoing pilot programs which are entering their third year and have guided development of the AV DSS platform.  The company also displays its Quantix drone and AV Decision Support System (AV DSS) to World Ag Expo and National Farm Machinery Show attendees this week, highlighting the fully-integrated ecosystem’s powerfully-simple operations and innovative data analytics capabilities. Continue reading

Agribotix Partners with senseFly to Offer Agricultural Drone & Data Processing Solution

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Agribotix has partnered with senseFly, a producer of professional fixed-wing drones, to offer a new combined solution for professional users. This premium technology solution combines the top drone, sensor and agricultural data processing technologies available today to make collecting and analyzing aerial data easier than ever, with several times more coverage, per flight, than is possible with most quadcopter solutions. Continue reading