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.
Agribotix provides the platform, service and support. Users can scout and record aerial field data across up to 160 acres in a single flight. The quadcopter can capture simultaneously near-infrared and RGB (standard visual) images. The data collected is uploaded to the FarmLens™ platform, where it is processed to produce high-resolution Field Health Reports (NDVI), essential for early identification of yield-limiting problems, and shapefiles needed for variable application prescriptions. These reports can be used to address issues and optimize inputs, leading to improved crop yields and increased profits for growers.
"There's a growing demand for our best-in-class ag intelligence solution," said Agribotix CEO, Lou Faust. "Our relationship with Lankota significantly expands our customer base and gives retailers the confidence of working with two respected brands. Both companies are 100% focused on agriculture, so we understand the kind of reliable information farmers need to better manage their crops and increase their bottom lines."
"We've been on the cutting edge of technology in manufacturing," noted Marvie Tschetter, Lankota CEO. "Now, expanding into ag intelligence is a logical extension of our business. We wanted to partner with a service-oriented company that shares our dedication to quality and service."
Founded in Boulder, Colorado, in 2013, Agribotix LLC delivers agricultural intelligence to increase yields and profits using drone-enabled technologies. All Agribotix solutions include FarmLens™, the leading cloud-based data analysis and reporting solution for people using drones in agriculture. Outputs include prescription maps for in-season fertilization, weed reports for geolocating resistant patches and estimating coverage, and specialized reporting. The FarmLens solution is bundled with the Enduro turnkey ag drone system, which includes a long-range agricultural quadcopter. For more information, visit www.agribotix.com or call (720) 295-3625.
Established in 2001 as a family owned business, driven by an agricultural heritage in Huron, South Dakota, Lankota is a multifaceted organization that manufactures and technically supports a broad range of after-market agricultural products solutions worldwide. Lankota has established a reputation in the agricultural field for exceptional customer service, product innovation, quality, and integrity. For more information, visit www.lankota.com or call (866) 526-5682.