Integrated UAV Multispectral Mapping Solution for Agriculture

Icaros, a leading provider of aerial imaging software, and Agrowing, a leading supplier of multispectral sensors and analytics software, are launching an integrated unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) product that bundles Icaros’ OneButton software into Agrowing’s solution stack. This automates the entire workflow, from image capture through to generation of fully indexed orthomosaic maps for agriculture. As part of the agreement between the companies, Agrowing will offer an exclusive product bundle that includes Agrowing’s multispectral sensor, Icaros’ OneButton Standard Edition, and Agrowing’s agriculture solution. The combined features enable Agrowing users to process imagery into high-fidelity fully indexed orthomosaic maps for agriculture... (read more)
2017-08-31 10:47:13

Topcon Acquires Precision Agriculture Specialist Digi-Star

Topcon Positioning Group has acquired Digi-Star, a leading company in agricultural solutions involving weight sensors and control systems for feeding, planting, fertiliser and harvest-equipment manufacturers. After several years of working together on development projects, Topcon sees Digi-Star and Topcon Precision Agriculture as a perfect fit, bringing complementary technologies and distribution channels to its rapidly growing precision agricultural division, said Ray O’Connor, president and CEO of Topcon. At a time when many companies are decreasing their investment in agricultural markets, Topcon is increasingly optimistic about their growth based upon the company’s strong commitment to developing management systems and solutions that bring... (read more)
2015-03-23 04:47:34

SenseFly Unveils UAS for Precision Agriculture

Swiss mini-drone manufacturer senseFly has announced the eBee Ag, a fully autonomous aerial imaging drone for precision agriculture applications. The UAV features a wide range of camera options and fully autonomous operation: flying, acquiring images, and landing itself. The eBee Ag enables growers and crop consultants to become much more precise in their work, said Jean-Christophe Zufferey, CEO of senseFly. The detail provided by its customised cameras and its software’s index calculations allows customers to analyse crop conditions remotely and in high detail. This means less time wasted on manual checks and less reliance on low-resolution satellite images or costly... (read more)
2014-04-10 09:38:39

Digimundo Releases GIS Software for Agriculture; DMAgri

Digimundo, a Portuguese software house that specialises in the development of GIS for the agricultural sector, has released a new product – DMAgri. DMAgri is a modular client/server application for agricultural. It functions on the basis of plug-ins with diverse modules which range from the simple visualisation of geo-referenced information to assisted and automatic photo interpretation and also include interactive and qualified digitisation. Apart from the general functions of this type of system, DMAgri also allows the development of specific modules according to the needs of each client. These modules may be developed by Digimundo or by other entities or... (read more)
2007-03-08 12:00:00

Precision Agriculture for People, Planet and Profit

A Policy Perspective on Data-driven Farming
The Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) has a clear vision: sufficient food that is also healthy for everyone – financially healthy for farmers, growers and fishermen, healthy for consumers and good for nature and the environment. In a nation as small and populous as The Netherlands, that is not without its challenges. Furthermore, the Dutch government is focusing heavily on expertise and innovation in order to strengthen the international position of the country’s agricultural sector. Precision agriculture has been identified as one of the ways to achieve these goals. But does data automatically mean knowledge and... (read more)
2019-02-19 02:57:50

Hexagon Expands Within Agriculture Machine Guidance

Hexagon (Sweden), the parent company of Leica Geosystems, has entered into an agreement to acquire all assets of Rinex Technologies (Australia). Rinex develops and supplies hardware and software for agricultural tractor and combine guidance. The company was founded in 1995 and today employs 20 people. The acquisition of Rinex is a vital piece in Hexagon's growth strategy and commitment to global expansion within the agriculture market segment. The product portfolio of Rinex in the field of tractor guidance applications and boom section control will complement the Hexagon product portfolio and provide customers in farming with a broader product offering.  ... (read more)
2008-10-14 10:25:48

Hexagon to Take over Precision Agriculture Specialist

Hexagon has signed an agreement to take over Arvus, a manufacturer of precision agriculture solutions for closer, more site-specific management of the factors affecting crop production. This means different parts of a field can be managed separately, allowing the application of essential nutrients and various other inputs to be fine-tuned through the use of sensors and GNSS technologies. Headquartered in Florianópolis, Brazil, Arvus has partners in the most important agricultural areas of Brazil. The company has a portfolio of high-end equipment and software products designed specifically for precision farming and the forestry industry. The solutions are supported through personalised technical... (read more)
2014-04-29 11:57:28

UAS-supported Agriculture: Still for Innovators

Greatest Potential on Small Farms
While unmanned aerial systems offer huge possibilities in modern farming, most of them lie in the future. These airborne vehicles currently mainly deliver images that are subsequently combined with other input in the farm-specific management system. In the future they will be able to contribute to land management and individual crop-product delivery based on real-time analysis. Another very promising segment for UAS-supported precision agriculture is water management. Precision agriculture is a relatively young concept, dating from around the turn of this century. The first products were focused on add-on guiding systems for tractors. These give a good return on investment,... (read more)
2016-04-28 10:30:33
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