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 …

GROWMARK Offers Advice to Protect Crops this Season

Kelly Marshall

It’s been a warmer, dryer winter than normal, says Tim Laatsch with the Agronomy Division at GROWMARK.  Combining that with the wet conditions many growers are experiencing this spring puts crops at risk.  The dry windows have provided opportunity to plant some early season corn, but corn isn’t the only thing growing in the field. Winter annuals are also thriving, which …

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 …

SOYL Releases New Field Scouting App

Joanna Schroeder

UK-based SOYL has released a new field scouting app iSOYscout, designed to make recording, monitoring and review of in-field problems and variation easier for growers. The free Apple-placform app enables growers to log features and problems in their fields, while they are in the fields, with no need for a cellular or wifi connection. However, SOYL says a 50GBP in-app …

Iteris Introduces ClearAg Insights Mobile App

Kelly Marshall

Iteris, Inc. is now offering crop scouting help at your fingertips with their new ClearAg Insights mobile app.  This tool provides users with site-specific diagnostics, determination of recommended actions, and post-even analysis.  The app can help in the decision-making process by identifying optimal windows for planting, irrigation, fertilization, pest and weed control and harvest based on economics, weather, soil and …

SST Delivers Scouting Tools

Kelly Marshall

Crop scouting is changing– again.  Now SST Software is delivering a greater level of insight with their new SST Analytics platform.  With the new program agronomists and retailers can preform a regional analysis on the crops within their company. “SST Analytics is continuing to develop into a holistic business intelligence (BI) tool that allows retail management to transform regional data …

ClearAg Offers Scouting Webinar

Kelly Marshall

ClearAg is hosting a webinar on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 3:00 pm CT/1:00 pm PT. “Know When and What to Scout” will include a presentation by Sales Director Dane Kuper. The program promises information about when to scout, what to look for, identifying the challenges in scouting, and how to make the best decision with the information. Participants will …

ScoutPro on the Grow

Kelly Marshall

AgWired first introduced us to ScoutPro back in 2011 but the company has come a long way since then. ScoutPro co-founder Stuart McCulloh says the company started by three entrepreneurial Iowa State University students is now full service crop scouting program. At the recent Commodity Classic the company announced the apps are now a free download because, as McCulloh points …

Mavrx Drone-Assisted Scouting to Take Flight

Cindy Zimmerman

Mavrx drone-assisted scouting is coming soon to a field near you. Mavrx ultra-high resolution (UHR) imagery for autonomous drone scouting capabilities will be available this year for select growers and agronomists to cover more acres in less time. Using aerial imagery to unlock the potential of UAVs, Mavrx is leveraging its nation-wide UHR aerial imaging network to quickly identify revenue …

Strider Expands Into US With Decision Making Platform

Taylor Truckey

Strider, a well-respected, agriculture-focused tech start-up in Brazil, has recently expanded in the US market. Mainly in Texas as of now, Strider is bringing it’s mission of cutting input costs to the American farmer by helping farmers monitor pests, diseases, and weeds. This platform creates value by taking the information collected by scouts on the field to be evaluated by …