A soybean grower spotted a bur cucumber infestation near the perimeter of her field. A local drone service provider using Agribotix data processing and analytics provided aerial evidence of affected areas deep within the field. Ground truthing verified that dark areas on the FarmLens Field Health Report were weeds on the crop canopy. The grower quantified the infestation and responded with a combination of precise mechanical and chemical treatments to eradicate the weed. The grower was able to detect the problem before it spread, treat it precisely to optimize input costs, and prevent a 13% crop loss.
· Total acres: 110
· % of Crop Loss Avoided: 13%
· Crop Loss Avoidance Savings: $5,297
· Savings from Precise Herbicide Application: $1,925
· Total Benefit: $7,222
When the hailstorm came, the corn grower knew he’d been hit, but didn’t know how severe or widespread the damage was. He called his co-op to fly the drone to provide the initial field imagery and followed up with ground truthing. Using his FarmLens Pro subscription, he used shape files to calculate that 40% of one section was impacted and that he’d likely get about 30% his usual yield from the damaged portion. This information enabled him to vary his application of nitrogen, reducing his input cost by one half. He flew throughout the season and used the agricultural intelligence to boost his yield by 5 bu/acre above what he would have harvested without intervention. The farmer was able to show a return of $7,360 for this one section, credited specifically to early intervention and precise fertilizer application.
· Total acres: 128
· % of Nitrogen Saved: 50
· Input Cost Savings: $5,504
· VRt Revenue Boost: $2,080
· Total Benefit: $7,854
All producers can benefit from aerial views of their fields, especially when we provide clear color contrast to show which areas are healthy and which need attention. These reports save producers money, whether it’s simply by making field scouting more efficient or as an input to farm management software such as SMS to reduce input costs through variable rate application.
The case snapshots below provide a glimpse of how we’ve partnered with producers to develop agricultural intelligence solutions, tailored to their needs. Contact us to explore how Agribotix can help you increase yields, decrease costs and boost your bottom line.
A producer working with major international seed manufacturers is using near infrared (NIR) imaging from drones and Agribotix data processing to assess impacts of different management regimes on corn test plots.
The quality of wine grapes is determined largely by when they’re harvested—picking them at the exact right time for sugar content. Using Agribotix software, a grower in India can schedule harvests for specific plots rather than all at once, achieving higher revenues at lower cost.
Emmetts, a John Deere dealer in Victoria, Australia, has teamed up with Agribotix to provide drone-based aerial crop imagery services to farmers throughout the Wimmera Mallee. Imagery collected by Agribotix platforms is used to measure relative vegetation health within fields. The Emmetts team has been hard at work surveying crops at the end of their growing season, like this cotton field imaged days before harvest.
Sometimes the important aspects aren’t just in the soil. Infrastructure—whether it’s roads, irrigation, or something else—plays a crucial role in productivity and profitability. A producer in Malaysia working a vast new plot of land benefited from mapping locations of oil palm trees on their plantation and analyzing tree location relative to road infrastructure. Agribotix drone imaging and analytics helps this grower be more efficient in field harvest planning and operations.