Sentera Launches High-Precision Sensor Product Line

Kelly Marshall

Sentera, a leading supplier of complete data solutions to the ag industry, is adding to their product line-up with a new, lightweight sensor. The High-Precision NDVI Single (normalized difference vegetation index) and High-Precision NDRE Single (normalized difference red edge) have improved spectral band separations for more accurate vegetation index measurements. They integrate onto any drone and come pre-installed on the …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, drone, Sensors

Sentera Transforms Toys to Tools

Kelly Marshall

Drones offer much more than just fun (something every farmer knows to tell his bookkeeper) and Sentera is making sure a grower’s investment provides information that translates into crop health actions. Their new Multispectral Double 4K Sensor has five precise spectral bands: blue, green, red, red edge, and near-infrared (NIR) that provide more than double the spatial resolution of competitors. That …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Data, drone, Scouting

Agrible Pocket Drone Control App Makes Drones Easy

Kelly Marshall

The Pocket Drone Control app from Agrible is making it easier for growers to gather insights from ariel images. The new software works with Crop Copter’s UAVs to find damage in a field from weather or pests. The iOS app works with the Morning Farm Report suite of analytic tools that provide decision-making information about everything from when fields are …

Aerial Imagery, Agrible, Agribusiness, Data, Scouting

Planet, FarmShots Offer Free Trial to Deere Center Users

Kelly Marshall

Planet and FarmShots are working together with John Deere to provide their products to users of the Operations Center.  Planet offers global imaging with the largest constellation of Earth-imaging satellites.  FarmShots analyzes drone and satellite date for growers, reducing field scouting by up to 90 percent. Now anyone with a free MyJohnDeere account can use the FarmShot’s software to access …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Data, John Deere

Altavian Expands Line with Multispectral Sensor

Kelly Marshall

The world of drones has an ever changing landscape, and Altavian is making changes of their own by partnering with MicaSense to integrate their RedEdge multispectral camera on Altavian’s UAVs.  The Nova and Galaxy UAVs are capable of 90 minute flights covering up to 600 acres, now while simultaneously capturing images using RGB, NDVI, CIR, GNDVI, NDRE, and Chlorophyll Maps. …

Aerial Imagery, UAV

TerrAvion Expands Footprint in Key Ag Areas

Kelly Marshall

TerrAvion is one of the largest providers of aerial imagery for agriculture and now, thanks to financing from Merus Capital, Promus Ventures, Initialized Capital and 10x Group, the company will be expanding into the Great Plains, Mississippi Delta and Pacific Northwest. For founder and CEO Robert Morris this expansion is an important step in his goal of offering service to …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness

First Pocket-Sized Flying Camera from AirSelfie

Kelly Marshall

AirSelfie debuted and finished their Kickstarter goal in 72 hours, raising enough to set up production on their pocket-sized flying camera that integrates with smartphones. Pre-orders are being accepted and product is scheduled for delivery in May of 2017. “People have the impression that flying cameras are costly, difficult to operate and unwieldy,” said Edoardo Stroppiana, co-founder of AirSelfie. “AirSelfie …

Aerial Imagery

TerrAvion Partnering with Servi-Tech

Kelly Marshall

TerrAvion provides its customers with weekly aerial images taken from a low-alititue plane that are uploaded to the cloud to offer growers information for scouting and management decisions with unprecedented accuracy. The data, photographs, NVDI images, thermal images, custom color maps and high-resolution histograms offered to their customers will now also be available to those using the crop consulting services …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness

DJI Introduces New Aerial Tech Products

Kelly Marshall

This week’s CES event in Las Vegas was the perfect time for unmanned aerial technology company DJI to introduce two new products– an aerial mapping app and a limited edition Phantom 4 drone.  They also debuted a prototype for an ultra-bright monitor specifically designed for outdoor aerial imaging operations called the CrystalSky, and showcased the Phantom 4 Pro, Inspire 2 and …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, drone

AeroVironment Offers Defense Drones for Agriculture

Kelly Marshall

At this week’s Drone World Expo, AeroVironment announced a new commercial information solution for agriculture. The technologies feature the Quantix drone and Decision Support System (DDS) working together to provide growers with actionable crop health information. The new system will be available in the spring of 2017, providing the agriculture community with the same superiority and trusted certainty that comes from …

Aerial Imagery, drone