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Deveron UAS Corp. (CSE: DVR) (“Deveron” or the “Company”) is a Transport Canada compliant enterprise drone data company that specializes in providing imagery services to the agriculture industry. The Company has captured significant market share since conducting its first flight in 2015.

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Deveron takes to Instagram!

Deveron is pleased to have started up its own Instagram account! Follow us @DeveronUAS for awesome pictures from out in the field and in the skies, and to learn even more about precision agriculture. Link: https://www.instagram.com/deveronuas/?hl=en

Deveron CEO Interview with CEC

Deveron had the opportunity to attend the Okanagan Capital Conference in mid-July which gave the company the chance to have beneficial face-to-face meetings with investors from across Canada. Our CEO David MacMillan also had the opportunity to sit down with Caitlin Cheadle and chat a little bit about who Deveron is and where the company…

Article: Drones Help Farmers Understand Their Fields

This article penned by Mark Wedel of Rapid Growth Media shows that our neighbors south of the border are, just like us up north, coming around to the idea of drones as an important tool for the future or farming. It is noted how though drones and the data provided can be very useful to…

From Agriculture to Agtech

This in-depth and intriguing report from Deloitte highlights the transformation of agriculture into a high tech industry that is seemingly around the corner. With insight from venture capital raises, startups and changing tastes, the future of the agriculture industry is explored. Report: From Agriculture to Agtech

Deveron CEO Speaks with Capital Ideas TV

Deveron’s CEO David MacMillan recently sat down with Capital Ideas Research publisher Mark Bunting to discuss Deveron and the exciting drone industry at large. From the business model, to regulations and challenges faced, David highlights what Deveron is doing moving forward and why we are so excited about the future.

Drone Makers Zero in on Commercial Opportunities

This recently penned article put out by the Financial Times provides great insight into the furthering of commercialized drone use. This progress is mostly being done by startup companies, and the article highlights the challenges and dilemmas companies like Deveron are actively working to solve. Some noteworthy points made: Canada is one of the best…

Deveron Receives National Approval to Operate Drones Across Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – May 29, 2017) – Deveron UAS Corp. (CSE:DVR)(CSE:DVR.CN)(CNSX:DVR) (“Deveron” or the “Company“), is pleased to announce that it has been granted approval as a Compliant Operator under its Special Flight Operations Certificate (“SFOC“) for the operation of a small unmanned airborne vehicle (“UAV” or “Drone“) system within visual line-of-sight, issued under the authority…

AgTech: Not Just Another Buzzword

AgTech, Drones, Big Data; These are definitely all buzzwords. But “buzz” isn’t always unjustified. The linked article written by Mark Bennett tackles the buzz around AgTech, and speaks to how digital change has the potential to (and already is) change agriculture the world over, not just here in North America. Article : AgTech: not just…

Drones – What Are They Good For?

Drones are new, drones are cool. But what are they good for? As it turns out, many things! We here at Deveron are super excited about using drones to help drive better decisions and businesses in agriculture, but agriculture is far from the only industry with a more than promising outlook on drones. From utilities…

Deveron on BNN

Deveron’s head of UAS Agriculture Norm Lamothe had the pleasure of speaking with Andrew Bell on BNN’s Commodities this Thursday. Norm answers a few questions and gives a good overview of Deveron’s business.

Drones and the Future of Farming – National Geographic

Here’s a good introductory video by National Geographic showcasing the potential for drones in agriculture foreseen two years ago, that are today seeing widespread adoption. A short clip in  itself, it gives a good perspective over the various applications and uses for agricultural drones in a condensed and enjoyable form. At the very beginning, you…

Seven Ways Drones Can Help Out Your Farm

Our friends over at Drone Deploy have recently put together an awesome summary of the many exciting applications of drone data that you can put to use this season.  With the wealth of data and fresh perspective that comes from flying your field, it’s no surprise that new uses, insights, and applications are popping up…

Drones, Dallas, and Deveron UAS

On May 8th through the 12th the drone and unmanned robotics world descended upon the Kay Baily Hutchison convention center in Dallas, Texas to participate in the 2017 edition of AUVSI Xponential. Xponential is the flagship conference by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), and is the single largest trade show for unmanned…

Precision Agriculture Professionals and Drones in 2017

The potential for drones and their services in agriculture presents a truly exciting opportunity for both companies like Deveron and farmers alike. Whether it be their speed, accuracy, or efficiency, many experts (and us!) peg them as the next big thing in the industry. However as with any innovative technology, drones face their own set…

MicaSense RedEdge Technology

With a planet of 9 billion people to feed by 2050, members of the Ag research community are turning their attention to precision agriculture for solutions.  One of the latest developments in drone data collection comes from MicaSense: the RedEdge multispectral camera, which provides higher quality imagery and is compatible with existing algorithms. At Kansas State…

A Glance at the Precision Ag Marketplace

Although highly mechanized, farming remains one of the most labor-intensive industries—especially when it comes to preventing crop failure and maintaining high yields.  According to a recent global forecast, the market for agriculture drones will reach $4,209.2 million USD by 2022—growing at a CAGR of about 30%. This rise comes at a time when the global…

Resson Aerospace Shows Record Investment in AgTech

Fredericton-Based Resson reports raising $14 million CAD in a deal with Monsanto Growth Ventures, one of the largest deals for a startup in Atlantic Canada. Backed by Ag giants like McCain Foods Ltd and others, Resson plans to use the funds in part to expand to Silicon Valley and continue to bring the Internet of…

Deveron CEO Recognized by Press at CIX

This week, David Macmillan was the subject of “CIX: Fresh crop of Canadian startups puts a new spin on farming and finance.” Click on the link to read about Macmillan on IoT in the agtech sector and the challenges of maintaining a successful startup in the Canadian market.   

CNBC: Drones Will Transform the Way Food is Grown Next Year

Drones are on track to achieve increased adoption in the Ag sector as early as next year, with growers warming up to the perks of drone data. PriceWaterhouseCoopers projects the market for drones may reach $127 billion by 2020, with agriculture accounting for one quarter of that. There is huge potential for innovations in software…

Deveron Presents at CIX Top 20 Tech Startup Conference

The national investment community is building excitement about the future of Deveron following our most recent presentation at the Canadian Innovation Exchange conference on Wednesday.  Deveron was listed among the CIX Public Top 20 tech companies and invited to pitch in front of fellow tech entrepreneurs, advisors and investors, including expert commentators Ajay Gopal, Senior…

Booming Investment Numbers Drive Ag Tech Forward

Increased confidence from investors in precision Ag is driving projections for the worldwide market for agricultural drones to reach $3.69 billion by 2022. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems predicts that 80 per cent of all drones will be used for agriculture in the near future, echoing the shift in drone applications from recreational to…

Commercial Drone Market Expands, Recreational Consumer Demand Declines

Declining consumer demand for drones is causing many startup companies to change their focus to specialized industry applications. This means there is shift occurring in drone usage from a disposable hobby item to a serious tool for optimizing processes in dozens of industries. At Deveron, we are focused on precisely this trend. Our mandate is…

Precision Viticulture

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International projects the use of agriculture drones to grow to 80% of the commercial farming market within the next 10 years, totaling a market share of US$76 billion. Within this booming sector, an interesting niche has emerged among producers of wine—precision viticulture is quickly becoming a trending area of…

High Tech Farming and the Internet of Things

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization projects that our growing population will need to produce 70% more food between 2006 and 2050. The only way this is possible is for farmers to turn to technology to optimize their processes through high tech farming and smarter agriculture. Connecting farming in the “Internet of Things” allows all…

Watch this algorithm make food

The future of feeding the world’s population in 2050 requires farming to get more efficient, to increase yields all while acres of farmland continue to disappear to development and other uses.  Climate Corp is one of the leaders of the digital revolution happening in farming and as the farmer in this video highlights, precision agriculture…

2016 Farms.com Great Ontario Yield Tour

Deveron is proud to be a supporting contributor of the Great Ontario Yield Tour.  The 2016 Great Ontario Yield Tour will be estimating corn and soybean yields in Ontario in 5 regions, South, East, Central, West and North by taking samples for the last 2 weeks of August. During the tour Farms.com will try to…

Deveron Featured in Industry Leading Drone Manufacturers’ Blog

We are very pleased to share this piece with everyone.  Our Head of Ag, Norm Lamothe, is featured in SenseFly‘s (one of the leading drone manufacturers in the world) blog Waypoint.  The post is focused on 5 questions related to drones and precision farming and where we see value for growers today and where see…

Deveron Meets with the Minister of Transport of Canada

It was an honour for Deveron to be invited to Ottawa recently to meet with the Honourable Minister Marc Garneau.  Together with a small group of UAV (or drones) companies that are changing the way Canadian businesses approach aerial data collection, the group provided insight into how drone companies are operating within the current regulatory…

The Economist on the Future of Agriculture

We all know that agriculture is changing.  As with most industries, technology develops to help improve processes, make decisions more efficient and ultimately provide a positive impact on productivity.  Right now, a lot is “changing” in agriculture.  Even as growers begin to adopt new production processes on the farm, we are also seeing vast “new”…

Map the Invisible – Parrot Sequoia for eBee Ag

Here at Deveron, we see the potential of the Sequoia.  We have invested in multiple Sequoia sensors and have made them available across our fleet of drones and licensed pilots here in Ontario.  If you are in Ontario and are looking to access multi spectral data, Deveron is here to work with you on integrating…

Transport Canada mulls regulations for drone deliveries

Interesting to see this article this morning in the Globe and Mail: http://goo.gl/Y8qOHp Transport Canada is definitely starting to take a look at applications of drone technology and where big thinkers might begin to apply new business models.  Delivery is an interesting question because there are so many complicated factors at play , especially with respect…

Deveron Speaks at the Agri Investment Forum

Deveron’s team presented at the Agri Investment Forum in Toronto this week.  As a presenting company, Deveron spoke about the applications of drones in agriculture as well as the Company’s vision with respect to setting up a standardized network of Transport Canada licensed drone pilots and drones that will allow growers and other agriculture industry…

Deveron Exhibiting at AUVSI Xponential 2016

Deveron UAS will be exhibiting in the Canadian Pavilion at AUVSI’s annual drone conference, Xponential: Click Here for more information Xponential is the largest UAV show in the world and draws over 8,000 industry leaders from over 55 countries. If you are in the New Orleans area, drop by Booth 1821 to learn about our…

Ag Drone Market to Reach $3.7 bn by 2022

Great read on some themes for why the ag drone market is really set to thrive in the coming years: Ag Drone Market to Reach $3.7 bn by 2022 Having worked with a number of the companies mentioned in the article, we see a fundamental importance for businesses that focus on the value drones can…

The Opportunity for Agriculture to Embrace the Digital Revolution

Interesting article in the HBR on which industries are the most digital and how on a relative basis different industry groups have embraced digitization.  It probably isn’t a surprise to anyone in agriculture, that it sits at the bottom of the list.  Silicon Valley continues to promise phenomenal gains to farmers embracing technology with huge…

Tracking What is Happening in AgTech Investments

This has been out for over a month but it is an extremely thorough overview of what is going on in the agriculture technology space. AgFunder provides an incredible summary of the space here. Precision agriculture (specifically drones and robotics) was one of the sectors driving investment demand.  Certainly, for an industry as a whole…

Drones and Crop Spraying

Looking at the Yamaha RMax, we get really excited for what the future will/could be for drones and farming?  Great article in Bloomberg highlighting some applications currently happening in the world.  Perhaps Deveron will get to add one of these to the fleet in the near future! Full Article on Bloomberg    

Lessons Learned from Farms.com Precision Ag 2016

We had an awesome time down in London this week at the Farms.com Precision Agriculture conference.  Great to see so many stories being shared between growers, agriculture industry vets, service providers and big thinkers! It was clear to us from the conference that farmers want to embrace technology, they just want it to be easy….

5 Steps: From Assessment to Actionable Data Using a UAV

Every time we do a demo, it takes a couple minutes for growers to get over the WOW factor of the robot that just whizzed 500 feet above them flying a perfect grid pattern and landing back at their feet.  It is impressive.  But once we have digested this modern engineering miracle, the question is,…

Deveron Presenting At Farms.com Precision Agriculture Show

On February 2nd and 3rd, Deveron will be down in London, Ontario presenting and exhibiting at the Farms.com Precision Agriculture Show.  The theme of the show this year is “Turning Precision Agriculture’s Potential into Profit,” which is something we deeply care about over here as well. The speaker list is a pretty impressive group of…

Twitter: Who’s Talking About Drones?

For anyone interested in the drone space, Twitter offers a great platform for keeping up with all of the information that is changing at lightning speed.   Not only are companies communicating but there are some progressive individuals that continue to use Twitter as a platform for all things drone based.  Have a look at…

Deveron’s Head of Agriculture Talks with Drone Deploy

Norm Lamothe, our Head of Agriculture, spoke with leading drone software company Drone Deploy about using NDVI imagery on the farm.  You can read the full post here: Drone Deploy Blog Post Putting imagery to work can be a complicated process and not nearly as simple as hitting LAUNCH on your drone.  Deveron is a…

Deveron Attends Southwest Agriculture Conference

We had an awesome time down at SWAC this week.  The conference brought together over 1000 Ontario growers and agricultural thought leaders for 2 days of seminars and trade-show.  We had a great time talking to growers about UAV technology and its applications to agriculture. Many farmers are familiar with aerial imagery but have not…

FAA Releases UAS Registration Rules

For people in UAS circles, this week’s announcement from the FAA regarding registration rules for hobbyists was closely watched.  If you missed the official press release, you can find it here: Press Release – FAA Announces Small UAS Registration Rule Most enterprise users are likely looking to the FAA for guidance on how they will…

Drone Business Allowed Farmer to Marry Two Passions

Great article on our head of agriculture, Norm Lamothe, in the Peterborough Examiner.  Norm has been able to combine his two interests of aviation and agriculture through UAV aerial imagery.   Link to the full article: http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/2015/12/13/drone-allowed-farmer-to-marry-two-passions If you are in the agriculture business and are interested in learning more about how UAV aerial imagery can…

Amazon Primed for Delivery Drones

Amazon recently announced further developments to its drone delivery product to great fan fare and we think rightfully so.  The challenges faced with drone delivery are going to require a company with a network of customers who could quickly benefit from this service, a lot of money to get it up and launched and an…