PrecisionHawk Offers Value in Technology

Kelly Marshall

I got to speak with Thomas Haun, senior vice president of PrecisionHawk at the recent Farm Progress Show and learned something every farmer will be glad to hear: drones are tools, not toys. As proof of this claim Haun walked me through their booth, pointing out the new DJI Matrice 100 drone that can be used to survey a large …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Audio, drone, Farm Progress Show

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

Mavrx – The Uber of Aerial Imagery

Joanna Schroeder

Mavrx is working hard to become the Uber of aerial imagery. The company was showcasing it’s unique business for growers across the country during this year’s InfoAg conference that took place in St. Louis, Missouri. To learn more, Chuck Zimmerman stopped by Mavrx’s booth and spoke with Max Bruner to get an update on the company. Bruner said that the …

Aerial Imagery, Audio, InfoAg

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

.@TerrAvion Partners with CHS Inc. Cooperative

Kelly Marshall

TerrAvion is already a leader in aerial imaging, and now the company is growing even more.  They have just announced a partnership with CHS Inc., a global agribusiness cooperative known for providing services at every stage of crop production.  The agreement says CHS will offer TerrAvion aerial imagery and data solutions to its customers.  CHS has a large presence in …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, cooperatives

View Crops with Live Streaming Video

Kelly Marshall

Precision agriculture means growers are constantly pushing the envelope to monitor crops and turn that data into decision-making tools which offer an economic edge.  For some that means in-field video feed, for others its uploading captured photos for viewing remotely.  Both have advantages and disadvantages. Now KenCast is offering the next level of aerial imagery.  Using HD streaming cellular or satellite networks the …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Data, drone

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

UAV Army Leader Begins Plane-Based Aerial Image Biz

Kelly Marshall

It’s a little mind-blowing, really. Robert Morris served in the U.S. Army as a Technical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (TUAV) Platoon Leader in Afghanistan.  His ground-breaking work helped uncover intelligence that made critically important strategic decisions, but after returning to the states Morris realized drones were the wrong choice for agriculture. Instead a conversation with a buddy led Morris to start …

Aerial Imagery, Audio, Aviation, Data, UAV