Trimble was an undisputed pioneer of drones in the agricultural sector, but this week, the company announces a change to its position in the drone market, selling Gatewing to French company Delair-Tech.
Drones draw industry buzz, but limitations lurk
What does it take to make a robot tractor? A batch of free software, some drone parts, a tablet computer, and one curious farmer to cobble the bits together. Matt Reimer’s remote control 7930 is proof in the dirt.
Drones are helping farmers work more efficiently, but it's a challenge to bring products to the market can be difficult.
The FAA is easing drone restrictions for agricultural use. Now, more research needs to be done to calculate drone safety.
In the drought-prone West, where every drop of water counts, California farmers are in a constant search for ways to efficiently use the increasingly scarce resource.
Thousands of would-be drone pilots are racing to get licensed under new U.S. regulations that have opened an aerial stampede.
A 20-foot-long drone that was brought to North Dakota to test precision agriculture methods is now part of a trial run to see if can help crews restore power to areas hit by natural disasters.
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Wheat and canola crops in western Canada are getting ready for a close-up.
Government agency clears easier path for commercial use.
Interested in saving some money on the farm? A group of Purdue University students have created a drone startup company called Aerial Agriculture LLC they say can help farmers reduce excess fertilizer and input costs, and increase yields.
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The new regulations, which will become effective two months from publication in the Federal Register, took years to craft and are seen as a critical step toward realizing the potential of drones to perform such tasks as monitoring crops, inspecting power lines and pipelines as well as assisting government agencies in disasters.
While excitement continues to brew over drone technology in agriculture (by some accounts, it will be worth more than $4 billion by 2022), safety and legality remain priorities for those involved.
Some early adopters of the technology have found their progress grind to a near-halt when it comes to processing any images collected during the flight – sometimes taking a few hours to stitch together.