Toronto Star: Get ready for the ‘internet of cows:’ Farmers use technology to shake up agricultureJune 18, 2018
Deveron CEO and Co-Found, David MacMillan, was recently featured in Ross Marowits’s article for the Canadian Press: ‘Get ready for the ‘internet of cows:’ Farmers use technology to shake up agriculture’!
Marowits highlights that
A combination of drones and AI technology have helped to alleviate stress on California pistachio and almond crops by watering only where it’s needed, said David MacMillan, CEO of Toronto-based Deveron UAS, that is building one of North America’s largest network of drones.
“In a place like California, where your water costs are over $1,000 an acre, there’s all these different value propositions,” he said.
The technology can also be used in Ontario corn fields to target the use of fertilizers to areas that require extra help, saving farmers money.
From milk quality sensors, to drone-derived crop input prescriptions, AI is improving the accuracy and precision of agricultural processes throughout the sector.