For the past five years, a group of villagers in the delta of the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar has painstakingly planted 2.7 million mangrove trees in an attempt to begin to restore an ecosystem that has been disappearing for decades. But the work is laborious, and the local nonprofit guiding the work wants to cover a much larger area–so they’re now turning to tree-planting drones.
CSIRO and agribusiness, Ruralco, have teamed up in a partnership which will promote greater use of digital technology, including drones and long-range sensing in agriculture. Continue reading
Precision farming is set to become even more precise with a new camera drawing on satellite imaging. Thanks to research with ESA on new cameras, hyper-spectral cameras flying on drones are now able to see details as small as 4–5 cm. Continue reading
SimActive Inc., a developer of photogrammetry software, has announced that Noveltis, a French company, has been using its Correlator3D software for precision viticulture. Based on multispectral drone imagery, mapping products are generated to determine vine health and detect missing plants. Continue reading
Deveron UAS Corp. has announced that it has been granted approval as a Compliant Operator under its Special Flight Operations Certificate (“SFOC“) for the operation of a small unmanned airborne vehicle system within visual line-of-sight, issued under the authority of the Minister, Transport Canada, pursuant to the Aeronautics Act. Continue reading
Agricultural pilots are increasingly looking to upgrade the glass in their cockpits due to growing prevalence of drones in their airspace, and they’re advocating for several policies to make the technology as safe as possible. Continue reading
The 50th Anniversary of the World Ag Expo kicked off with the usual tradition of opening ceremonies. The bleachers were filled, but meanwhile, hundreds of exhibitors were getting down to business, introducing their new products to the thousands of visitors streaming in. Continue reading