UAV Army Leader Begins Plane-Based Aerial Image Biz

Kelly MarshallAerial Imagery, Audio, Aviation, Data, UAV

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 … Read More

Satellite Imagery Webinar Offered by Planet Labs

Kelly MarshallAerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Farm Management, Satellite, webinar

Planet Labs invites you to joint the second webinar in their series covering satellite imagery.  This second session, “From Pixels to Information: Supporting Field Management Across the Growing Season,” will be held on June 1st at 10 am EST and June 2st at 10 am PST.  The program will last 45 minutes and will be hosted by Ryan Schacht, Account Executive, … Read More

PrecisionHawk Forms Strategic Partnerships

Kelly MarshallAerial Imagery, Agribusiness, drone, Safety, UAV

In today’s world customers are better served when companies work together.  That’s why PrecisionHawk has formed two new partnerships to bring solutions to drone users. This first is a collaboration with Insitu, a subsidiary of Boeing and leader in providing information for decision-making.  The two have announced an alliance to offer expansive aerial technology services in the commercial and enterprise markets. … Read More

COPTRZ Offers Affordable Aerial Surveys

Kelly MarshallAerial Imagery, Agribusiness, drone, UAV

Until now an aerial survey has generally been limited to large-budget farms, but a new company, COPTRZ is excited to make the process more affordable with the use of UAVs.  Theses “geeks” as they proudly call themselves, are passionate about the technology potential that comes from a drone and want to make those tools available to any grower. “Farms using drones for aerial surveys … Read More

SLANTRANGE Produces More Efficient Sensors, Analytics

Kelly MarshallAerial Imagery, Data, drone, Remote sensing, technology

SLANTRANGE is a pioneer of smarter solutions to aerial remote sensing and analytics for precision agriculture.  In their attempts to offer new layers of information and provide more control and predictability for agricultural land, the company has produced two new sensors.  The SL2i and SL2p, combined with a new version of SLANTVIEW, the data analytics software, have a total of … Read More

AgEagle Chooses Botlink as Drone Partner

Kelly MarshallAerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Data, drone

All AgEagle aircraft from AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc., will now include drone operation platforms from Botlink, LLC. Botlink’s real-time safety and data technology will combine with AgEagle’s farm-focued aircraft for provide growers with situational awareness. The Botlink platform will allow the drones to connect to the Internet to capture, process and deliver imagery in real time.  Memory cards and downloading … Read More

Pioneer, PrecisionHawk Accelerate Use of Aerial Data

Kelly MarshallAerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Data, drone, Dupont Pioneer

DuPont Pioneer has come on board as a strategic investor for the innovation and global expansion of PrecisionHawk. DuPont joins Intel Capital, Verizon Ventures, Yamaha Motor, USAA, NTT Docomo, Millennium Technology Value Partners and the Innovate Indiana Fund in an investment that brings PrecisionHawk’s total funding to more than $30 million.  The new technology that will be made available by … Read More

Boll Weevil Hideouts Spotted by Aerial Survey

Kelly MarshallAerial Imagery, Cotton, Insect Control, Research

Scientists for the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in College Station, Texas have developed a new technique to discover boll weevil hideouts. Growers in the Lower Rio Grande Valley typically mow cotton plants after harvest and may spray with herbicide to prevent boll weevils from living in the regrowth.  Mother Nature fights against this management plan, however, with subtropical, heavy … Read More

Mavrx Precision Tools Now Available Through Answer Tech

Cindy ZimmermanAerial Imagery, Apps, technology

WinField has added Mavrx® to its Answer Tech™ portal, giving farmers and their retail partners the ability to more accurately analyze fields in-season and make timely crop input decisions. Mavrx is a total field awareness system that uses aerial imagery and data analysis to provide actionable insights to the global agriculture industry. Its suite of precision tools combines ultra-high-resolution (UHR) … Read More