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Precision Agriculture – A case study on crop scouting

  Precision agriculture, and crop scouting in particular, has taken off via the the use of drone technology.  Expect this to continue through 2015. Our friends at Event 38 first wrote this article on crop scouting in August of 2014.  However, the information is so valuable that we decided we would share it with you now. Precision Agriculture Through recent advancements in drone technology, the cost of collecting vast amounts of information on large areas of land has decreased to pennies per acre. New, sophisticated sensors let us gather data at…

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A brief chat with Agribotix about precision agriculture

Following their $250,000 grant we reached out to Agribotix to learn more about their thoughts on precision agriculture As you may recall, Agribotix received a $250,000 grant from Colorado’s Advanced Industry Program in the middle of May to advance their efforts in precision agriculture.  We reached out to ask them a few questions, here they are. Q. I grew up in Vermont in a family filled with farmers, many of whom were (and are) not up on the latest technology. Is this a challenge for you in this area? Yes, it is a…

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AgEagle shares their thoughts on Precision Agriculture

AgEagle helps farmers maximize crop yield (and profits) through Precision Agriculture We reached out to AgEagle to learn a bit about their business and about precision agriculture. Q. Your site notes that you can help farmers increase their yields, how so? A farmer can now see the condition of his crops over the entire field instead of just a couple of walk about spots. The images can be converted into prescription maps, so if there is a crop condition that has a remedy (insect infestation, mold, etc) the map can be…

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Kickstarter Spotlight – The Autonomous Agriculture Drone

The beauty of the autonomous agriculture drone?  Farmers will be able to utilize their drone quickly and effectively without undergoing hours upon hours of practice This Kickstarter project is looking to raise $15,000 to build a prototype autonomous agriculture drone.  The concept makes sense, farmers want to gather data without becoming UAV pilots.  Lets learn more from Jon Shearer, the project founder. Q. How did you come up with this idea? I have an extensive technology background with exposure to several of the technologies required to develop a drone that…

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Agribotix, a leader in farm drones, wins $250,000 grant

Colorado-Based Leader In Farm Drones, Agribotix, Demonstrates Global Potential, Economic Impact For Home State BOULDER, Colo., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — In a competitive selection process, Colorado’s Advanced Industry Program awarded $250,000 to Agribotix. A pioneer in drone data collection and analysis, Agribotix offers a cloud-based software platform for processing data collected by farm drones to produce results a farmer can use to lower costs and improve yields. The reports range from an overhead view of a field used to spot problem areas, to a zone map for precise fertilizer application. The grant was created by the Colorado Office…

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Drone Farming – Detect emerging diseases in food crops

Drone Farming Skitterphoto / Pixabay As we know, drones are playing a growing role in farming, making it easier for farmers to determine when and where to harvest, what crops need help, and more.  Drone farming is here to help the modern farmer and will be for years to come.  Farmers have always taken advantage of new technologies and this is no exception. We have shared many stories with you about precision agriculture, last week we even shared a story on wine drones, all types of crops can benefit.  This story in…

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