Farmers Edge has chosen its partner for expanding what it has to offer farmers in the world of drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs.)
The multinational precision agriculture and data firm has announced a deal with drone systems provider Green Aero Tech to integrate drone imagery into its farm management platform.
“In combining Farmers Edge Precision Solutions with Green Aero Tech’s imagery capabilities, reporting, and growing fleet of drones, it means that growers are able to make better land management decisions than ever before,” said Scott Hiebert, CEO of Green Aero Tech, in a news release. “This technology will fast become commonplace, because it saves time, effort, and money, while generating the most accurate information possible.”
With experience in the agriculture, construction, civil administration, energy and mining sectors, Green Aero Tech will give Farmers Edge customers the option of detailed elevation reports within ±5cm vertical accuracy. The company also offers imagery for plant stand counts, crop health, soil analysis and pest detection.
“Globally, growers have long led the industry in leveraging advanced technology to sustainably improve yields,” said Wade Barnes, president and CEO of Farmers Edge. “In partnering with Green Aero Tech, we’re providing growers with data and imaging capabilities that our competitors haven’t been able to deliver, ensuring that our customer-base continues to be pioneers in precision agriculture.”
Hailing from a farm background in Manitoba’s Red River Valley, Hiebert started Green Aero Tech in 2014. In 2015, the company combined forces with Saskatchewan-based AgSky Technologies, which specialized in drone data collection and processing. Its main offices are currently in Swan River, Man. and Whistler, BC.