AgriFlyNetwork Launches “Uber for Farmers” App

Kelly Marshall

In an industry with as much innovation as agriculture it’s a wonder when anything surprises, but AgriFlyNetwork has launched a rather unique idea. Their new app allows growers, retailers and crop experts to quickly and easily connect with ariel applicators through a platform they liken to ‘Uber for farmers.’ An assignment can be ‘pinned’ on a map, giving details of …

Aerial Application, Agribusiness, Apps

BASF and NAAA Award Aviator Scholarships

Lizzy Schultz

BASF and the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) have collaborated to reward two promising aviators with scholarships to assist them as they follow their passion in the field of aerial application. Matthew Burkhammer of Carlisle, Arkansas, and Landunn Koyle of Gooding, Idaho, were awarded NAAA/BASF Agricultural Aviation Scholarships of $2,500 and $5,000, respectively. The two winners were recognized at the …

Aerial Application, Ag Group, Award, BASF, NAAA

New & Upgraded Activations at 2016 International Drone Expo

Jamie Johansen

International Drone Expo (IDE) has new and upgraded show activations for 2016. IDE will host its first annual Drone Race Cup, a pitchfest competition and film showcase. The third annual IDE is set to take place December 9-10, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Championship IDE drone race cup is one of the few sanctioned in Los Angeles. …

Aerial Application, Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Aviation, drone, UAS, UAV

2016 InterDrone Attracts 160 Drone Companies

Jamie Johansen

BZ Media LLC unveiled the exhibition component of the industry’s largest dedicated commercial UAV show, InterDrone. More than 130 exhibitors have already signed up for the event taking place September 7-9 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. The exhibition will be paired with more than 120 sessions on all aspects of UAV design, piloting, regulations, and business management. Exhibitors …

Aerial Application, Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Aviation, drone, UAS, UAV

InterDrone 2016 Won’t Disappoint

Jamie Johansen

InterDrone’s debut event in 2015 brought in an impressive 2,797 delegates from 48 nations and returns to Las Vegas Sept. 7-9 in a premier location: The Paris Las Vegas Hotel. The ZimmComm family of agricultural news sites is once again a media sponsor and wanted to share how this year’s event will top the debut just a year ago. Three …

Aerial Application, Aerial Imagery, Ag Group, drone, technology, UAS, UAV

FAA Requires UAS Registration

Taylor Truckey

Today the FAA announced new regulations requiring drone (UAS) registration for recreational and hobby users of UAS. The registration process is for owners of small unmanned aircraft weighing more than 0.55 pounds and less than 55 pounds, including payloads such as on-board cameras or sensors. Those 13 and older who have purchased a drone prior to December 21, 2015, must …

Aerial Application, Aerial Imagery, drone, UAS, UAV

BASF and NAAA Provide Aerial Applicator Scholarships

Kelly Marshall

BASF has joined the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) to provide scholarship to two students who have chosen the challenging career path of an aerial applicator. Colin Lowry of Ephrata, Washington, and John Nienhuis of Lawton, North Dakota, received Agricultural Aviation Scholarships from NAAA and BASF of $5,000 and $2,500, respectively. The two winners were honored during the 49th Annual …

Aerial Application, Award, BASF

PrecisionHawk & Agri-Trend Provide UAV Services

Jamie Johansen

PrecisionHawk and Agri-Trend announced a partnership to offer PrecisionHawk’s leading UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) data collection, Sensing and Analysis tools to farmers across the US and Canada through the Agri-Trend SkyScout™ Program. This year, the partnership will offer UAV services throughout regions of Canada using trained individuals with the objective to roll out a full commercialization service model in 2016. …

Aerial Application, Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Data, drone, UAS, UAV

Hick Chick Chat with PrecisionHawk

Leah Guffey

Not all that long ago I had the chance to visit with the folks from PrecisionHawk. They have had some growth in their technology and partnership with Intel Capital. They are working more with universities to manage and collect data and of course the farmer as far as education and learning what they can do with unmanned aircraft to help …

Aerial Application, Aerial Imagery, Data, Hick Chick Chat, UAV, University

Feds Approve Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Exemptions

John Davis

In what could be a real boon for agricultural applications, the federal government has granted five regulatory exemptions for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations to four companies. This Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) news release says the exemptions will benefit those using the aircraft for aerial surveying, among other jobs. “Unmanned aircraft offer a tremendous opportunity to spur innovation and economic …

Aerial Application, Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Aviation, Government, UAS, UAV