Drone mania reaches fever pitch and bursts while mark II rises from the ashes

The most unforgiving Christmas present for 2017 will undoubtedly be a drone. Once unwrapped and put into use many farmers will realise they simply don’t have the time or patience to operate one of these time consuming farm invaders and as far as processing the data gathered – just have a Bex and a good […]

Ruralco alliance with PrecisionHawk

One of the world’s biggest providers of commercial drones and drone data platforms wants to help change Australian regulations so farmers can fly drones over bigger distances on rural properties and capture a wider range of data to cuts costs and lift yields as part of an alliance with farm services group Ruralco. Source: The […]

Computer in the drone

Innovation has become a kind of watchword for agriculture with billions being invested into a range of ag technology tools. A lot of the innovation is focused on cloud computing and data analysis. Source: Farm Industry News Sentera, a US company that focuses on unmanned aerial vehicle technology, is part of that revolution. The company launched its AgVault program last year providing cloud-based image […]

Reports on robots for farming

Research and Markets announced the addition of a new report titled “Agricultural Robots: Driverless Tractors, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Material Management, Field Crops and Forest Management, Soil Management, Dairy Management, and Animal Management for Precision Agriculture”. Source: AFDJ eNews According to this new report, developed in collaboration with The Robot Report, shipments of agricultural robots will increase significantly […]

Drone demonstration day gives producers food for thought

Horticulture group, Growcom, has hosted a drone demonstration to introduce south-east Queensland producers to the technology. Source: ABC Rural Strawberry, stone fruit and avocado growers joined a group interested to learn how a near infrared agricultural drone could assist with early detection of crop stress and disease. Tony Gilbert owns Queensland Drones and launched a […]