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Fighting the Russian wheat aphid with drones

Stories like this one are important to understand.  Wheat farmers in America have been battling the Russian wheat aphid for more than 30 years and now Australia is preparing to do the same.  The challenge with this small creature is that it can be very hard to track down and, once you do track it down, you may be too late. Gartenredakteur / Pixabay Drones are providing a solution for rapidly scanning and analyzing fields for the aphid and will be an important tool in winning the battle.  Read this…

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The Ledger.com: Unmanned Aircraft a Promising Agriculture Technology

Farming becomes easier and easier with new agriculture technology such as drones This piece on the use of drones as a key agriculture technology was originally published on TheLedger.com. Ty Rozier of Elevated Horizons demonstrates an Agri-6 UAV during a UAV Applications in Agriculture workshop at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred on Friday. SCOTT WHEELER | THE LEDGER “LAKE ALFRED | You might see drones buzzing over Florida farms in 2017. Ty Rozier of Elevated Horizons demonstrates an Agri-6 UAV during a UAV Applications in Agriculture…

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Precision Agriculture: Farmers see drones in their future

Precision agriculture will play a key role in feeding future generations. This article, originally published in The Gazette, shows awareness of precision agriculture growing in the mainstream. DUBUQUE — Unmanned aerial vehicles, famous for delivering lethal strikes on terrorists, have yet to live up to their considerable promise for improving farm productivity. An unmanned aerial vehicle at Crop Tech Services Inc. in Ely use drones such as this one to monitor clients’ farm fields. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette) “They have the potential to gather and process an unprecedented amount of data, but that…

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Slantrange focuses on making farming more productive

Q. What is SlantRange’s business focused on? We design, manufacture, and market sensor and analytics systems for use on 3rd party drone aircraft that measure a variety of crop health conditions for farmers. We are continually seeking out ways to use airborne remote sensing technologies to improve farming productivity. Q. Your technology adds tremendous value to many areas, lets talk agriculture. How does SlantRange help farmers? Our system produces multiple data products for farmers that each have some unique value: Crop Populations – Measurements of the plant density (plants/acre) that…

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SLANTRANGE Wins Innovative World Technologies Category at 2015 SXSW Accelerator Competition

“Over the past six years, more than 50 percent of the SXSW Accelerator participants have gone on to receive funding in excess of $1.7 billion and 12 percent of the companies have been acquired,” said SXSW Accelerator Event Producer, Chris Valentine. “The 2015 Accelerator winners are truly ones to watch and we expect them to achieve similar success.” San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 18, 2015 SLANTRANGE, Inc., a drone-based agricultural crop sensor and data analytics company, was awarded first place in the Innovative World Technologies category at the 7th Annual SXSW…

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Mississippi State University Utilizes Drones

Originally published on AGWired. Robert Moorehead of Mississippi State University “Robert Moorehead, Director of Geosystems Research Institute and Northern Gulf Institutes at Mississippi State University, was at the 2015Mid-South Farm & Gin Show to showcase the research being done on harnessing UAV technology on farm.. Moorehead had a chance to chat with Chuck Zimmerman about their use of UAVs and drones. Geosystems Research focuses on agriculture; they utilize UAV technology to determine plant development, particularly in early-plant corn. Using one of the drones that they had on display, they “can view down to…

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PrecisionHawk, a data-first approach to drone technology

Q. What is PrecisionHawk’s business focused on? PrecisionHawk takes a data-first approach PrecisionHawk develops an end to end solution for UAV operators including hardware for collection and cloud based software for processing, management and analysis. This ensures that a user has a hands-off and streamline process to receive actionable data as opposed to a set of pretty pictures. We truly believe that in developing the automated tools to provide sophisticated analysis will be the key for users who expect to see a true ROI across key industries such as agriculture,…

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Turnkey Agricultural Remote Sensing Solution from DraganFly

MicaSense CIR Composite Draganfly Innovations Inc. releases an advanced precision agriculture solution that redefines the way agricultural data is collected and viewed. The camera simultaneously captures five discrete spectral bands, which provide useful data for monitoring crops and environmental health. March 16, 2015 – Unmanned aerial vehicles are instrumental in collecting multispectral imaging and provide data rich images, which are not visible to the naked eye. Draganfly Innovations now provides an all-inclusive solution that can plan, fly, and process advanced multispectral data. The Draganflyer Pro-Ag package is a comprehensive and…

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Thoughts on UAVs and Precision Agriculture

Musings on Big Data in Ag and UAVs (drones) For the past couple of days the weather has not been great for flying here in St Louis and my mental gears have been grinding on away on the subject of “big data” in Ag UAV (drone) usage. For the past few months I have noticed that the two issues seem to come up together and while I cannot remember an instance where anyone has made a direct link between the two topics I have the distinct impression that there is…

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Three Razors Media Launches Real Estate Drone

We came across this press release and wanted to share it. UAVs have many positive commercial uses, a real estate drone is one such example. Three Razors Media has announced an innovative use of drone technology in anticipation of customers’ aerial photography and videography needs. Founder applauds proposed FAA regulations that could empower real estate marketing professionals ready for UAVs to land in their digital media toolkits. West Des Moines, Iowa (PRWEB) March 12, 2015 Three Razors Media Launches Real Estate Drone Three Razors Media has invested in drone technology…

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