Agribotix News April ‘15
“April is a promise that May is bound to keep” Hal Borland
Drone regulation is ready for takeoff
Unmanned aircraft regulation is making progress in the regulatory world. We are encouraged by thoughtful commissioners and co-enthusiasts in the motion picture industry. We continue to pursue opportunities internationally and improve our analytic software in preparation for the go ahead from the FAA for agricultural drone activity in the US.
While we are very proud of our current fleet offering of drones, we are even more excited about the ability of current drone operators worldwide to use their own drones and our Bring Your Own Drone (BYOD) software. We know that many of you have your own Drone, Camera and Clients. Let us impress you with our photo analysis and expertise.
We travel the world to improve crop yield
Speaking of international deployments, we recently took a trip to Indonesia to meet with our partner Tartan Sense. Tartan Sense, founded by Jaisimha Rao in 2014 can trace its genesis to Jai’s passion for technology and agriculture. Jai holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon. After spending six years as a portfolio manager on Wall Street, Jai developed a passion for agriculture while working on his family’s coffee estates. He holds a Plantation and Commodities Management certificate from the Indian Institute of Plantation Management. Interested in becoming an Agribotix partner? Contact us! We’d love to hear from you wherever you fly.
Above the fruited plain, and forest and corn stalks
Wired magazine has a great article on vegetation mapping. Check out how much of the US is covered by various vegetation, grass, corn, evergreen forest, etc. The images, which really are art, were created as part of the USDA CropScape Program. The images were made from large drones, called planes! We are thinking the photos would look great in our offices.
Anyone knows an ant can't move a rubber tree plant...
Sometimes you have to quiet the critics. Quad-copter experts told us it wasn’t possible to build a quad that could cover distances needed for agriculture assessment. Our Enduro Quad can handle most center pivot fields with a single set of batteries. With a linear flight distance of 13 miles (21 km) and the ability to cover 160 acres (65 ha) our Enduro Quad may be the perfect addition to your growing agribusiness fleet. We have high hopes for this Quad’s success.
TopShot of the Month
We want to share the experiences of our drone pilots and their experience in precision agriculture. If you are interested in being featured in as one of our “TopShots” please contact: Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: TopShot. We are excited to hear from you.