Many farms have bought basic drones capable of taking high resolution pictures from the sky over the last year or two. For $2,000 or less, you can buy a decent quadcopter with a regular RGB colour camera. But the RGB camera is just the beginning when it comes to collecting data with a drone, explains Matt Johnson of… Read More

Many farms have purchased entry level drones over the last few years with the aim of using them to make more informed crop management decisions (okay, and maybe also to take some nice farm yard photos and epic Facebook videos of machinery in action). But as Brunel Sabourin of Antara Agronomy explains in this video,… Read More

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… Read More

Transport Canada has launched a new drone safety campaign, while at the same time working on simplifying regulations to focus on minimizing the risks with unmanned aerial vehicles. Marc Garneau, Minister of Transportation, was joined by representatives from law enforcement and the aviation industry at the Ottawa Airport on Monday to unveil the initiative —… Read More

If you ask a farmer or agronomist using a drone for field scouting or other imagery-related applications what type of unit they use, chances are it’s a DJI Phantom. There are many drone manufacturers out there, but the Chinese company has a majority market share, particularly in the market for beginner units. The latest model in DJI’s… Read More

Advancements in farm technology often come from major investments in research and development by large companies, but there are still cases where farmer ingenuity is part of developing something new. Matt Reimer, a young farmer from Killarney, Manitoba, has received plenty of attention after posting videos on YouTube last summer of his work automating a John Deere… Read More

Technology that enhances how we view and experience information is always changing. Whether it’s John Deere’s combine simulator or Magic Leap’s proposed “cinematic reality” device, companies are trying to create interactive life-like experiences for users or potential customers. You might think it’s the kind of stuff you have to go to a tech show in Las… Read More

Harvest is in the homestretch and it’s time for farmers to start thinking about how the precision agriculture data they’ve accumulated can help build a winning strategy for 2016. In this Corn School episode, AGRIS Co-operative agronomist Dale Cowan looks at how farmers can combine performance data and field observations to diagnose issues that contribute… Read More

It’s no secret that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have huge potential for the agricultural industry. In fact, for many companies, they are already serving a very valuable role, even as we continue to explore their potential applications. Not Just Toys: Adding Value with UAVs Chad Colby’s Top Tips for Integrating UAV Technology on the Farm… Read More

As regulations surrounding unmanned aerial vehicles are loosened and they become more common on North American farms, one of the world’s largest agricultural machinery manufacturers has announced it’s entering the UAV market. Built on the 3D Robotics Solo platform, AGCO introduced the SOLO AGCO Edition UAV this week. “We thought through everything a farmer needs to not… Read More

There’s been plenty of buzz about the potential uses for unmanned aerial vehicles on farms over the last few years, but many producers are still waiting to see if there’s a business case for purchasing one. They want to see if UAVs can add enough value to justify spending not only the money, but also the time it takes to… Read More

 

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