The robots aren’t coming – they’ve already arrived. At least, that’s the case at the University of Georgia, where a team of researchers use all-terrain rovers on the ground and drones in the air to quickly and accurately gather crop data, including growth patterns, stress tolerance and general health.
Since 2012, Doug Armknecht has filmed the harvest on his wife's family farm and cut together a highlight video. It was fun to do, he says, and also a way to show a glimpse of farm life to people outside of the agriculture industry.
Ag data was one of the biggest buzzworthy topics in the industry in 2016 and is almost certainly expected to continue throughout 2017. Todd Janzen, an Indiana agricultural lawyer who grew up on a Kansas grain and livestock farm, has spent some time thinking about what trends will matter the most this year.
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Kansas State University announces it has received a $975,000 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) that will use drones to improve the school’s wheat breeding efforts.
In most places, when time flies, it’s more of a metaphorical endeavor. But at Prunty Farms in South Dakota, you can take that phrase literally.
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Drones can capture multispectral images that can be used to set up fairly sophisticated variable rate prescriptions. But not every drone has to be that complicated, argues Thomas Haun.
“The difference is kind of like going to the doctor and getting an MRI scan, versus just getting the basics like your temperature and heart rate taken.”
Nicholas Pilkington and his colleagues at DroneDeploy found themselves faced with a dilemma. The company builds drone 2-D maps and 3-D models, and it wanted to take what it claims is the world’s largest drone imagery dataset much further.
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Investment at record in 2015 and could expand this year, according to a USDA report.
PrecisionHawk's DataMapper is a platform that includes a collection of algorithms users can apply to their drone-collected data to answer various questions about their fields. One of the newer algorithms added is a waterpooling algorithm it developed with ADM Crop Risk Services for making more accurate flood damage assessments.
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.