What is Precision Agriculture?

Precision Agriculutre helps maximize yields and minimized costs through better analytics, data management, crop spraying, and atonomous flight capabilities.

  • Agriculture Drone Market Worth $5.19 Billion by 2025                                            (June 09, 2020 | Source: Meticulous Market Research)

  • Continues to have a current growth rate of 38%                                                                           (September 22, 2020 | Source: Market Watch)

  • VC investments have topped $3,163 billion since 2018                                          (August 8, 2019 | Source: Drone Investment Report)

  • COVID-19 adaptation has increased the demand for agriculture drones spraying as a disinfectant covering over 3 million square miles so far in 2020

What are Precision Agriculture benefits?

  • Job Creation

    Per the USDA and the University of Mississippi, there will be a need for a minimum of 100,000 additional qualified pilots to handle the increased demand in agriculture and other drone deployments.

  • Water Conservation

    Using infrared light from an aerial view allows farmers to identify crops being under or overwatered, allowing for maximum irrigation management adjustments.

  • Air Quality

    Agriculture drones can spray 40-60% faster than manual spraying, saving 30-50% in chemicals by identifying specific needs and not treating the entire farm.

  • Carbon Footprint

    Currently, most drones used in agriculture are battery-powered, which allows the farm to be carbon-free when spraying or mapping.

Prescription Mapping

Weed and pest detection, which combined with irrigation management, gives the farmer a more informed overall view of crop health.

Increased Yield

By adding Prescription Mapping to the arsenal of information a farm can utilize, it allows indpeth information in realtime with aerial stock stand counts,  infrared red detection of desease and pest.

Natrual Resource Management

By better understanding in real-time where waste is happening, it allows farms to pivot and adjust, using fewer resources to grow a stronger yield of crops.

Cost Savings

By leveraging crop history and adding real-time information that limits the use of weed control, pesticides, irrigation waste, farm labor and gives infrared plant health, it allows the farmer to go on the offense of crop yield.

Let Us Show You.....

NDVI

In the following case study, flooding in the field was detected using high-resolution aerial imagery.

Each instance of flooding verified on the ground was also confirmed by the georeferenced map products (synthesized natural color, color-infrared, and NDVI).

After collecting and processing the aerial data, the NDVI generated images were imported by the consultant into a leading farm management system.

Total acre counts were then generated, giving an accurate, quantifiable assessment for insurance and/or replanting purposes.

Nitrogen Savings

If the producer utilizes the information on the NDVI map, they will significantly reduce nitrogen use and costs.

 

ENVIROMENTAL IMPACT

Flat rate prescription: 15.0 gallons/acre

Virable rate average: 10.5 gallons/acre

Nitrogen reduction: 4.5 gallons/acre

COST SAVINGS IMPACT

Nitrogen cost: $4.40 acre x gallons/acre

Flat rate cost: (15 gal) $66.00/acre

Variable rate cost: (10.5 gal) $46.20/acre

Nitrogen cost savings: $19.9/acre

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