Category Archives: Agriculture

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, 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


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

AeroVironment and California State University to Research to Identify Water Stress in Almond Production


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