Geovantage Has Birds-Eye View of MapShots Info

John DavisAerial Application, Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Audio, MapShots

Another one of the integrating partners with MapShots’ AgStudio software that showed and explained their product at the MapShots Customer Conference in Atlanta, Ga., was aerial imagery specialists Geovantage. “[We] offer an aerial imagery solution for agriculture in a rapid response format, providing you with what you want, where you want it, and when you want it,” explained Nick Morrow, … Read More

Looking Ahead to ASFMRA Agronomics Vision 2015

Cindy ZimmermanAerial Application, Aerial Imagery, farm land, Video

With the conclusion of the recent Agronomics Vision 2014 conference and American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers annual meeting in Reno, the group was already looking forward to next year. In the video below, President-Elect Fred Hepler of Cottonwood Management in Oklahoma talks about plans for next year’s conference in Tucson, AZ, October 27 – November 1, 2014. … Read More

Precisely Seeding from High Above

John DavisAerial Application, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Conservation, CTIC

One of the “high”lights of the recent Conservation Technology Information Center tour in Livingston County, Ill., was a demonstration of using a crop duster to seed ground cover on a field still growing corn. Eric Smith with Pontiac Flying Service explained shortly after one of his pilots (in fact, Scott Petersen, the company’s owner/operations manager) flew over the field and … Read More

Aerial Precision Ag is Ready to Fly Multirotors

Talia GoesAerial Application, Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness

Aerial Precision Ag is officially off the ground and flying. Following great success at AgConnect 2013, the Aerial Precision Ag, also known as APA, decided to pursue additional exhibits in order to provide the information and education that producers need surrounding Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) assisted precision agriculture. The company will be attending several shows and exhibits this year including … Read More

Aerial Precision Ag Helicopters

Chuck ZimmermanAerial Application, Aerial Imagery, Ag Connect Expo, Agribusiness, Audio, Video

Helicopters are just plain cool, especially if you can operate them by remote control. The Aerial Precision Ag booth at AG CONNECT Expo sold out of their new Multi Ready to Fly units! Using mini hand controlled helicopters for precision ag field imaging work got a lot of attention. These four rotor units were also being demonstrated right on the … Read More

Hemisphere GPS Talking to Aerial Applicators

Chuck ZimmermanAerial Application, Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, NAAA

I had my first opportunity to learn about Hemisphere GPS during the National Agricultural Aviation Association convention when I spoke with Greg Guyette, General Manager, Air & Imagery Business. Greg says that their systems are “moving to data management, data movement, real time systems.” It’s becoming all about being able to immediately move a file or access a file to … Read More

Precision Laboratories Talks Volare DC with Aerial Applicators

Chuck ZimmermanAerial Application, Agribusiness, Audio, NAAA, Precision Labs

Here’s the Precision Laboratories team during the recent National Agricultural Aviation Association convention. On the far left is Jim Reiss, vice president of agricultural chemistries. We talked about what the company offers aerial applicators. He focused on Volare DC™, a recently launched adjuvant technology. Here’s a description from their website. Volare DC, briefly known as Avianis DC, delivers improved drift … Read More

AgSync Helping with Logistics

Chuck ZimmermanAerial Application, Agribusiness, Audio, NAAA

During last week’s National Agricultural Aviation Association convention I met Clay Rassi, AgSync. We’ve visited with AgSync at the NAAA convention for the last several years. It’s always nice to find out what’s new. Clay says this year AgSync is focused on letting ag aviators better communicate with the office using real time order processing without having to be distracted … Read More

Ag Aviators Meeting in Georgia

Chuck ZimmermanAerial Application, Ag Group, NAAA

The 2012 National Agricultural Aviation Association convention and trade show is underway in Savannah, GA. I’m here covering the meeting on However, I’ll be getting some great interviews to share with you here as well. Let’s start with this one. Here’s Andrew Moore (left), Executive Director, NAAA and the opening breakfast keynote speaker Story Musgrave. Story’s story was filled … Read More

Mix Tank App Receives Award

Melissa SandfortAerial Application, Agribusiness, Apps, Spraying

Precision Laboratories is pleased to announce that their award-winning and patent-pending Mix Tank app was “highly commended” for “Best Stewardship Program” at the recent AGROW AWARDS gala in London, England. Precision Laboratories’ smartphone app was recognized for its utility to applicators and was highly commended by the judging panel. Mix Tank is designed to assist agricultural applicators and farmers with … Read More