We use drones (which are flying robots) to fly over your property and take measurements with sensors. All we need is access to your property. The data we collect can be used in a variety of ways:
- Plant health and growth monitoring, color-coded for easy reading. This monitors growth and spots potential problems.
- Elevation maps. Allows you to plan drainage of your field.
- Scouting images. High-resolution digital pictures and plant measurements to ground truth key areas for context.
- Variable Rate Application shapefile or .kmz generation for clients who use Precision Farming techniques.
Some non-agricultural uses of our technology include:
- Gravel Pit inventorying
- Wind Farm inspection
FOUR WAYS THIS HELPS YOU:
#1) Lower input costs and increase yields by letting you apply inputs more efficiently.
Fertilizer can be applied more in areas where it is needed and less in areas where it is not. You can use the same principles behind Precision Farming, but without the expensive equipment. Our Field Reports throughout a growing season can be used to do a “manual” variable rate application plan if you have a spraying with sectional control. Put more fertilizer where it will pay off, less where it won’t.
#2) Use our data with Precision Farming equipment for Variable Rate Application.
If you already engage in Precision Farming, we can deliver data in Shapefile and Google Earth .kmz formats, compatible with a wide variety of farm management software to generate prescriptions for Variable Rate Application of inputs so you can gain the full precision and benefits of variable rate.
#3) Verify that changes made to your fields are effective, or plan new ones.
If you have made changes that affect drainage or soil, our color-coded growth maps will let you see at a glance if those changes have been effective. Or use the data to plan new changes.
#4) Reduce losses by detecting problems earlier.
Preventable losses can be reduced by spotting trouble areas earlier. Equipment failures, flooding, or infestations all have a visible effect on growth.
Single flights are useful to understand field conditions at a glance, but we recommend a minimum of four flights per season to obtain the clearest understanding of what is happening in a field. We will happily fly as-needed, but we also offer yearly discounted rates.