5 Steps: From Assessment to Actionable Data Using a UAVJanuary 28, 2016
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, “how can I actually use this on my farm?”
Here at Deveron, we see numerous applications for UAVs within precision agriculture. Whether you are looking at making your scouting program more efficient to managing your input costs, we have a solution that fits. The key driving force here is that UAVs are useful on the farm but the BIG problem is that most growers aren’t aviation experts or data management specialists. If you have already bought a drone, you are probably shaking your head in agreement that it wasn’t nearly as simple as pulling your UAV out of the box and hitting GO!
Here is the 5 Step process that we at Deveron use to help growers collect data that they can make decisions from, data that can help maximize yields and reduce costs, data that doesn’t require any extra effort or the large upfront investment of buying your own drone.
We can handle any requirements from a single flight to look for in-season variability in your field to systematic crop monitoring on a regular basis. Deveron is here to be your consultant and recommend practices to help you achieve your yield and cost goals. Our flight scheduling is built directly around your specific needs irrespective of date, weather or the other million things you have to do during the day that would prevent a flight being done when it NEEDS to be done. We have the best drones for agriculture on the market, experienced pilots, manage all of your logistics and work with Transport Canada, ensuring safe and legal operations.
We will consult and provide assessment for the best application of imagery on your farm. We facilitate the analysis of data to improve yields and reduce costs with leading software tools in the industry (if you purchased your own drone, chances are you are stuck with whatever was bundled to your hardware). We provide access to different sensors and drones which are constantly changing as technology progresses. Let us keep up with all that change while you focus on your farm.
Imagery is a powerful tool for growers to make better decisions, when it is collected properly. Remove the risk of flight failure, poor data and imagery collection, and save your time. Leave it to the experts to fly your field when you want it done.
A basic NDVI image is just the starting point. Even getting a fully stitched image can be incredibly challenging and time consuming. We work with some of the best software companies in the world to deliver you images that aren’t just another colorful map. We also have the ability to provide you insight and recommendations given what we are seeing in an image and over time. Deveron can help you see value in your images so that they don’t end up on the barn floor like all those years of yield data from the combine.
Let’s face it, the only reason to use a drone is to make a decision for your field that contributes to your bottom line. As a one stop full service UAV agriculture imagery company, we understand how to help. All we know is agriculture and aviation. Let us bring this knowledge to help your field maximize yields and reduce costs. Let Deveron help you take your agronomy to new heights.