October 24, 2017
Looking down on the desert vistas of the southwestern United States, an astronaut took this photograph of a short section of the Colorado River.
July 27, 2016
SUNNYVALE, Calif., —Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it is establishing a dedicated Business Solutions group within its Agriculture Division to support the more complex needs of agricultural leaders. The Trimble Agriculture Business Solutions group will provide customers with technology integration across their business and data solutions enabling them to improve operational efficiencies and enhance
November 17, 2015
DroneDeploy, a Silicon Valley tech company that develops software for commercial drones, announced today a milestone of 1 million acres of drone data and have launched their software for free to anyone in over 120 countries. CEO Mike Winn explains: “Historically, most drone publicity has been related to one-off examples, or what might happen. What
October 1, 2015
BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 30, 2015—Agribotix LLC and Lankota® have partnered to distribute turnkey drone-enabled agricultural intelligence technologies and services to tractor dealers in the US, Canada, and Australia. The all-in-one package combines Agribotix's FarmLens™ cloud-based data platform with their purpose-built Enduro™ quadcopter to provide retailers with a fully supported, efficient, agricultural analytics solution. Photo -
September 28, 2015
Basic crop scouting from drones provides a major improvement over how field surveys previously were done, and it’s the primary driver for drone-technology adoption. Crop scouts traditionally were employed to walk farm fields to monitor crop condition. This is hot, time-consuming work, and crop scouts have difficulty visiting even a small percentage of a whole field, easily missing problem areas.
July 14, 2015
Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) companies have found themselves at the center of a fast-growing, billion-dollar industry. Drone technology, initially designed for military reconnaissance, has started hovering around the agriculture industry while creating solutions for a healthy ecosystem of additional commercial markets.
July 14, 2015
With deadlines looming and significant subsidies on offer, Germany’s RLP AgroScience saw the opportunity to use advanced spatial technology to automate this monumental task to help its local authorities meet the EU’s requirements. Using available aerial imagery, digital surface models and image-analysis software, a small RLP AgroScience team, together with local authorities, created an operational system that completely automates the process of mapping and classifying vegetation to quickly produce precise, standardized classification datasets––the root layer of the vegetative features in the LPIS.
May 10, 2015
May 8, 2015—BlackBridge recently announced that it has entered into an agreement with The Climate Corporation to provide RapidEye imagery of the major agricultural areas across the U.S. for use in The Climate Corporation's products and services for farmers. This imagery is part of the BlackBridge Monitoring Program for Agriculture that has been running in
May 5, 2015
SLANTRANGE is a new sensor and analytics company that measures vegetation health to provide growers with accurate and real-time information about crop conditions. The company recently won the 2015 South by Southwest (SXSW) Accelerator Competition.