PrecisionHawk Raises $10 Million

Jamie JohansenAerial Application, Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Company Announcement, UAV

This weeks, PrecisionHawk, closed a Series B financing round of approximately $10 million led by New York City-based investor Millennium Technology Value Partners. Existing investors, Bob Young, founder of RedHat, and the Innovate Indiana Fund, an Indiana University affiliated venture company, also participated in the round. Millennium analyzed more than two dozen companies to find the one they believed will … Read More

UAV Remote Sensing in Precision Agriculture

Jamie JohansenAerial Application, Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Audio, technology, UAV

Raymond Hunt is a research physical scientist with USDA and spoke at the recent International Conference on Precision Agriculture on the application of unmanned ariel systems in precision ag. “It has a lot of potential for a low altitude remote sensing so we can get a more detailed view of what the crop is for monitoring. It is a general … Read More

FAA and UAVs

Leah GuffeyAerial Application, Aerial Imagery, UAV

Concern about regulations for the commercial use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was a big topic at last week’s 2014 Precision Aerial Ag Show (PAAS) in Decatur, Illinois. I had a chance to chat with Brendan Schulman of Kramer Levin Law in New York, New York about his win against the FAA regarding a … Read More

Register Early for UAV Technology Symposium

Jamie JohansenAerial Application, Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Aviation, UAV

The early registration discount expires in just a few days for the Delta AgTech Symposium: Advancing UAVs in Agriculture, to be held July 7-8, 2014, at Agricenter International in Memphis. Those who register by Thursday, May 15, will receive a 5% discount on registration fees, and the discount also applies to sponsorship and exhibitor packages. Entira, Inc., an agricultural marketing … Read More

First FAA-Mandated Test Site in North Dakota

Jamie JohansenAerial Application, Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, technology, UAV

This week, North Dakota aerospace and aviation leaders are in Orlando, Fla. for the AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2014 conference. The delegation will be at the show to discuss how the nation’s first operational unmanned aerial systems (UAS) test site is advancing research and supporting businesses in this growing industry. “Not only does North Dakota have the long-term UAS … Read More

Farm Journal Corn College Announces Drone Fly-In

Jamie JohansenAerial Application, Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Corn, Events, UAV

With the emerging potential for small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), Farm Journal announces its first-ever Corn College event focused on practical application of drones for farmers. The Farm Journal Corn College Drone Fly-In will be held July 17. Producers will learn about the future of farming with drones, from highly efficient scouting to data collection and more. “Forward-thinking farmers and … Read More

Registration Open for Delta AgTech Symposium

Jamie JohansenAerial Application, Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Aviation, UAV

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have become one of the hottest topics in agriculture today. With predictions that up to 80 percent of future commercial usage of UAVs will be in the agriculture sector, farmers, researchers and industry professionals alike are curious about the technologies and applications on the horizon. Registration is now open for the Delta AgTech Symposium — a … Read More

NovAtel CORRECT™ With TerraStar Service

Jamie JohansenAerial Application, Agribusiness, technology

NovAtel Inc. announced today that with the release of its 6.400 firmware, NovAtel CORRECT positioning technology is now available with TerraStar’s precise point positioning (PPP) corrections. Delivered via L-band, TerraStar corrections provide decimetre-level accuracy worldwide on all NovAtel OEM6® high precision receivers, without users having to add base-station infrastructure. Subscriptions to the TerraStar correction service are available seamlessly to customers … Read More

Ag Interest in UAVs Really Taking Off

Cindy ZimmermanAerial Application, Aerial Imagery, Audio, National Farm Machinery Show, UAV

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – call them UAVs or drones or just remote-controlled airplanes – have been around for decades, but using them for agricultural practices is just really starting to take off. A good crowd showed up for a session on UAVs sponsored by Farm Industry magazine at the recent National Farm Machinery Show where University of Kentucky (UK) mechanical … Read More