by on January 9, 2019
Israel Aerospace's BirdEye 650D UAV will monitor crops such as soy and sugar cane as well as commercial forestry. Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) (TASE: ARSP.B1) has signed an agreement with Brazilian company Santos Lab on use of drones (UAVs) and advanced analytics for large scale precision agricultural applications. IAI said that this is the first ever agreement of this kind that it has signed. Under the terms of the agreement, IAI will provide the UAV systems and analyze the coll...
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by on November 27, 2018
Surveying and mapping have been essential components for efficient and accurate planning, execution and maintenance of assets in sectors like infrastructure development, mining, urban development/planning, irrigation, energy and precision agriculture. Technological advancement, easy availability and cost reduction in drone technology are projected to boost these sectors with new capabilities. Using drones commercially brought in new ideas in different countries. From agriculture to smart citi...
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by on November 25, 2018
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones are usually associated with military applications but they also have immense usefulness in agriculture. Drones are used in Japan’s rural heartland to aid the aging farmer populace spray pesticides and fertiliser. The median age of farmers in the rice-planting region of Tome is 67 years. Similarly, Thailand’s agriculture industry is aging as youngsters below the age of 30 are shunning the profession. Most farms in developing countries are small and ...
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by on November 19, 2018
The DJI Mavic drone platform is well suited to perform operations on the homestead. Many operations on the farm can be expedited by using drones to perform tasks faster and more efficiently. Tree and vegetation surveillance, predator/trespasser mitigation, and crop monitoring are three important tasks that can be accomplished with a DJI Mavic. The platform is very portable and can be carried in a back pack to remote locations inside high terrain or where areas have dense trees (Surfacestudio, 20...
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by on November 13, 2018
Parrot, the leading European drone group, announced the launch of Parrot Bluegrass Fields at the EIMA exhibition in Bologna, Italy. Parrot Bluegrass Fields is a comprehensive end-to-end agriculture drone solution built to provide agronomists, farmers and researchers with the insights they need to boost quality of crops and maximize yields. Part of the Parrot Business Solutions portfolio, Parrot Bluegrass Fields is a fully integrated, easy-to-fly drone solution designed for both crop mapping a...
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by on November 6, 2018
Delair has released of a new drone platform specifically optimised for the agriculture industry, the Delair UX11 Ag. Built on the foundation of the successful Delair UX11 fixed-wing UAV, the new version combines long-range/BVLOS flight operations with highly accurate survey-grade mapping and plant data collection capabilities. The UX11 Ag uses enhanced centimetre-level geolocation along with operational characteristics, as part of its aim to become a cost-effective solution for large area ...
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by on October 12, 2018
From spotting leaks to patrolling for pathogens, flying robots are taking up chores on the farm. Not long ago, drones on a farm meant male bees, essential for a healthy hive. But like catfish, cloud and viral, drone has taken on a new meaning in the age of high tech. Drones — the small flying robot variety — are ushering in a new agricultural revolution, says information specialist Gerard Sylvester, editor of a new report on drones and farming by the Food and Agriculture Organization of th...
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by on October 10, 2018
It sounds like the stuff of science fiction: tiny robots buzzing around greenhouses and pollinating flowers in a future where climate change has wrecked the environment and bees have been driven to extinction. But Dutch scientists have already laid plans to cope with this grim scenario by building insect-like drones with wings inspired by fruit flies. Researchers at Delft University of Technology said their DelFly drone, which weighs just 29 grams, could soon be used to scan for survivors...
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by on September 28, 2018
On an eight-acre plot of land just outside Bangalore in India, Omkar Subbaram Jois Narasipura and his team have developed fixed-wing and rotary-style drones that can carry around 22 pounds of seeds of multiple varieties, “seed-bombing” an area while live-streaming the operation. “We would like to call it a seed dropping,” Narasipura says. The seeds are either placed in a ball of fertilizer or soaked until ready to germinate and dropped as is, similar to a bird spreading a seed in the wind, he...
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by on September 24, 2018
Drones are being used to spray cotton fields with pesticide in Xinjiang, China, covering an area of more than 4,000 square kilometres. Farmers benefit significantly by replacing manual farming with machinery as drones can cover 40 times the area a human would be able to spray in a single day. Justin Gong, vice president from XAG, a global agriculture automation company, said they are using 3,000 crop dusting drones in the cotton rich Xinjiang. Continue & Watch Here https://www.busin...
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by on September 21, 2018
While aviation and pesticides control authorities weigh up arguments for permitting crop treatments from drones, manufacturers are pushing ahead with developments to make drone spraying and spreading a practical reality. After a few minutes spent on the office computer entering flight and insecticide treatment plans, a click of the ‘start’ button on the autonomous crop management programme sets things in motion. The drone garage door swings open, there’s a rapid rise in the clearly audible bu...
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by on September 20, 2018
On an eight-acre plot of land just outside Bangalore in India, Omkar Subbaram Jois Narasipura and his team test out drones they hope will stem rapid deforestation that has caused the country to lose 140,000 square kilometers of forests over the past three decades. Traditionally, it would take thousands of people marching along the dirt to dig small holes and planting seeds by hand to reforest — or build a forest for the first time — anywhere in India, without reliable data to track the success o...
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