Farmers can now obtain a whole-field plant count from a single drone flight
BOULDER, COLO, June 26, 2018 – Today, Agribotix, a leading agricultural drone, and data-processing company, released a new plant count report available as a premium offering. Built using machine learning and big data techniques, the report allows a grower to obtain a quantitative measure of the number of plants across their whole field as well as a map of areas of average, above and below average plant count within a field. By rapidly identifying areas where emergence is below expectations, growers can use the results to take actions which will help maximize their yields.
The plant count report works with most crops. If the plant is visible in the image captured by the drone, then the Agribotix Plant Count Report will likely be able to count it. For corn, the ideal stage is V3 to V5. But it also works with crops like vegetables and trees.
Currently, most plant counts are done by manually counting a small section of a field and then extrapolating to the whole field. With the new Agribotix report, a grower rapidly gets an accurate plant count across the whole field. This enables a grower to make a data-driven decision based on the actual number of plants in the entire field.
The amount of technology behind these easy-to-use reports is impressive. With the latest machine learning techniques, the Agribotix service analyzes virtually every inch of the field looking for individual plants.
The new Plant Count report is charged on a per-report basis and is accessible to anyone who subscribes to the company’s award-winning FarmLens drone analytics service. Starting today, the Plant Count report can be selected on the Agribotix website when the user is uploading new data from an agricultural drone flight. More information is available at www.agribotix.com/stand-count-report.
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, stand density analysis, and specialized reporting that supports precision agriculture programs. The FarmLens solution is available separately and in complete bundles.
For more information, visit www.agribotix.com or call (720) 295-3625.
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