Agriculture

DELAIR and BASF Partner to Advance Agricultural Research wit…

Image by Harald Landsrath from Pixabay “It is important for startups to pursue their business, given the current global situation,” writes Delair’s Laurence Collet.  We couldn’t agree more.  In a far from normal environment, business still continue to form partnerships that will drive both the drone industry and other sectors …

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Research Says Small Drone Market in U.S. Worth 22.55 Billion…

Reprinted with Permission from Fortune Business Insights The market for small drones is projected to reach $22.55 billion by the end of 2026, according to a report recently released by Fortune Business Insights.   In a paid analysis study titled “Small Drones Market Size,  Share & Industry Analysis, by Type (Fixed-Wing, Rotary-Wing, …

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DJI Drone Reaches New Heights in Industrial Art with Guggenh…

Jean-Christophe BENOIST / CC BY 3.0 Drones are being recognized as a culturally significant development.  In a recent press release,  DJI announced that one of their Agricultural drones is being exhibited at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as part of an exhibit “Countryside,  The Future Explores Digital Impact On the …

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How a New York Drone Firm Harvests Crop-spraying Missions

Image courtesy: Empire Drone Company New York-based UAS firm Empire Drone Company has received a Part 137 certification from the FAA, paving the way for the company to launch crop-spraying missions. Crop-spraying via drone has emerged as a blossoming trend in precision agriculture over the last five years. Unmanned missions …

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Aerodyne Acquires Measure’s Inspection Services Business

Measure’s inspection services business has been acquired by Asia Pacific company Aerodyne, forming a new joint venture entity – Aerodyne Measure – for drone services.  Measure will continue to operate independently as an enterprise software provider: Measure CEO Brandan Declet Torres comments that the partnership will significantly expand the user …

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Skywatch.AI Partners with Parazero: Drone Pilots Save Money …

Two players in the commercial drone space have just announced a partnership to help reduce insurance costs for commercial drone pilots.  It’s a partnership that makes sense – an InsurTech platform that’s all about quantifying risks, and a developer of drone safety systems proven to significantly reduce those risks: these …

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SimActive Adds New LiDAR Workflow Functionality

SimActive has just announced some additional functionality removes some of the manual processes currently needed to process softificated imagery.  From their press release below: “Removing the need to manually tag GCPs facilitates the integration of LiDAR data with imagery”, said Dr Philippe Simard, President of SimActive. “Our clients can benefit …

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Drone Startup Partners With Purdue To Boost Biofuel Crops

Courtesy of Purdue University An agbioscience startup is helping Purdue University develop more and better biofuel yields. GRYFN is partnering with Purdue under a $4.5 million grant from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, a division of the U.S. Department of Energy. The research will help in the rapid genetic improvement and production …

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senseFly and Microsoft Plant Drone Farming Solution

Source: senseFly Fixed-wing drone company senseFly is teaming up with Microsoft to optimize food production worldwide with a data-drive farming platform. The Switzerland-based company announced a new partnership with Microsoft Azure FarmBeats. No, that’s not a new set of vegetable-based, overpriced headphones.  It’s a global initiative harvesting the ambitious goal …

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