FAST COMPANY NAMES AGRIBOTIX TO TOP 10 MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES IN DRONES FOR 2016
Emerging leader in drone-enabled agricultural intelligence recognized for exemplifying impactful innovation
New York, February 16, 2016 – Fast Company today announced its annual ranking of the world’s Most Innovative Companies for 2016, honoring leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in nimble business and impactful innovation. Agribotix, LLC has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in the drones sector.
“We are proud to be acknowledged as innovators by Fast Company,” said Agribotix CEO, Lou Faust. “Agribotix is a leader in drone-enabled agricultural intelligence, because of our commitment to harnessing big data and designing effective, purpose-built solutions exclusively for agriculture. There is tremendous potential for agricultural producers to use technology to increase crop yields and profits, and they need fast, reliable data to support decisions in the field. We give them intuitive, easy-to-use solutions that deliver a clear and compelling ROI. Farmers want results they can see and use; they don’t want to be technology experts.”
Agribotix provides turnkey drone-enabled data and analytics solutions for agriculture. Users can scout and record aerial field-level crop data across up to 160 acres in a single flight. The long-range Enduro™ quad drone can simultaneously capture plant health (NIR) and standard visual (RGB) images. The data collected is uploaded to the cloud-based Agribotix FarmLens™ platform, where it is processed to produce high-resolution Field Health Reports (NDVI), essential for early identification of yield-limiting problems, and shape files, which are used with agricultural management software to generate variable fertilizer and pesticide application prescriptions.
Agribotix reports are designed for precision agricultural use and can be used to identify and monitor crop health throughout the growing season. With early issue identification and prompt intervention, growers can improve crop yields and increase profits.
Most Innovative Companies is one of Fast Company’s most significant and highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. “This year’s package—which includes top ten lists in 27 sectors—emphasizes the breadth of companies with progressive, agile business models, cultures of creativity, and ability to adapt in today’s fast-paced world,” said Fast Company editor Robert Safian.
Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March 2016) is available online at www.fastcompany.com/most-innovative-companies as well as in app form via iTunes, and on newsstands beginning February 23rd.
Founded in Boulder, Colorado, in 2013, Agribotix, LLC delivers agricultural intelligence to increase yields and profits using drone-enabled technologies. All Agribotix solutions include FarmLens,™ a leading cloud-based data analysis and reporting solution for people using drones in agriculture. Outputs include agricultural intelligence maps for in-season fertilization, georeferenced reports that can be used to identify resistant weed patches and estimate coverage, and specialized reporting that supports precision ag programs. The FarmLens solution is bundled with the Enduro turnkey ag drone system, which includes a long-range agricultural quad copter. For more information, visit www.agribotix.com or call (720) 295-3625.
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