AeroVironment, Inc. has announced that it has begun a year-long study with California State University, Fresno to research how unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) imagery and analytics could potentially detect varying levels of water stress in almond trees and give producers smarter insights to make more effective in-season decisions regarding water management. Continue reading
Agricultural efficiency is poised to take a big leap with drone technology now that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is streamlining regulations for unmanned aerial vehicles. A recent report from PwC pegs the addressable market for agricultural drones to be worth a whopping $32.4 billion, second only to infrastructure. Continue reading
Swiss professional drone manufacturer, senseFly, has expanded its portfolio with the launch of the new eBee SQ fixed-wing agricultural drone. This cutting-edge unmanned aircraft system (UAS) is built for the Parrot Sequoia multispectral camera and can cover up to 10 times more ground than small quadcopter drones.
UAV enabled agricultural intelligence company Agrobotix has announced a new level of integration with John Deere’s Operations Center in Australia. The integration allows a user to push the Agribotix Digital Scouting Report directly into their Operations Center account.
Lehmann Aviation announced launch of a totally new L-A Series line of professional mapping drones for operators around the world. Continue reading
Sentera, LLC sensors have officially captured over 25,000,000 acres of images. The company’s AgVault 2.0 Software translates this imagery into actionable data for the precision agriculture industry.
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After extensive beta testing, DroneDeploy has announced two new tools available to customers that will help growers get powerful insights about plant count and stand establishment — just in time for corn and soy emergence across the U.S. Northwest.
Crop-spraying specialist Air Tractor, Inc. has announced its expansion into the field of unmanned aerial systems. The recent acquisition of Hangar 78 UAV, and its flagship aircraft, the Yield Defender unmanned aerial system (UAS) will create the foundation of Air Tractor’s development and visionary integration of unmanned technology to complement its core agricultural and fire-fighting aircraft lines.