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Drone-based imaging of vineyards – SkySquirrel Technologies Inc

  SkySquirrel Technologies Inc. is a Canadian company that develops drone-based imaging technology for monitoring crop health Q. Could you tell our readers a bit about your business? SkySquirrel Technologies Inc. is a Canadian company that develops drone-based imaging technology for monitoring crop health, with a primary focus on improving crop yields and reducing costs at commercial vineyards. The unique solution we offer integrates a drone system, specialized camera equipment, and image processing through a cloud service to deliver crop information at the plant level right to the grower’s phone,…

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PrecisionHawk weighs in on the impact of drones in agriculture

  New technologies have had a positive impact on agriculture –  The impact of drones in agriculture is also clear and PrecisionHawk, Measure 32 and the American Farm Bureau speak to the value Skitterphoto / Pixabay In this video PrecisionHawk, Measure 32 and the American Farm Bureau team up to quantify the impact of drones in agriculture and the return farmers can expect when using agricultural drones.

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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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Wine drones: New ways of making wine

Wine drones. A Y6 multicopter returns from a flight over a winegrape vineyard. (Photo credit: Discover Sonoma County Wine) Wine drones leading to better wine Drones are making their way into our world day by day, helping with everything from construction to agriculture, providing photographers and videographers with the right shot, and making better wine…  Wine drones are here and they are leading to better glasses of wine, drink up. Earlier this year, Growing Produce ran a good article on the use of drones by Ryan Kunde, winemaker FOR DRNK Wines near…

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DroneDeploy Announces Partnership with DJI

DroneDeploy We are very excited to see more drone-related announcements coming out today and this one comes from DroneDeploy once again.   DroneDeploy announces partnership with DJI with software for aerial mapping, imaging, and additional drone automation which is available via an App with DJI Phantom Vision 2 Drones.  This is a big win for both companies and consumers. We reached out to Mike Winn, founder and CEO of DroneDeploy, to ask him a few more questions. Q. Congratulations on the new product! This sounds like a major step forward, how…

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DroneDeploy raises 9 million in Series A funding

DroneDeploy DroneDeploy raises 9 million DroneDeploy raised 9 million in funding from Emergence Capital has demonstrated confidence in DroneDeploys mission and led all investors in a Series A round of investment.  DroneDeploy raises 9 million in funding at a time when the drone market is set to explode with new opportunities, both domestically and internationally. We took a moment to chat with Kevin Spain, co-founder & general partner at Emergence Capital, about the investment and his thoughts on the commercial drone marketplace. Kevin Spain, Emergence Capital Q. A $9M investment in a…

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