Imagine being a farmer in the 21st century: Crop prices are highly variable, the climate is changing and global population growth demands higher yields from fewer cultivated acres.
This is the new era of farming, where "precision agriculture" practices offer a new approach to crop management, one that wrings out waste and uses data to maximize crop yields – and profits. As in other industries, technology is reshaping farming. Drones are an excellent way to gather detailed information about every square inch of a field, but making sense of these large volumes of data creates new challenges.
Agribotix, a pioneer in turnkey drone data collection and analysis services, today announced its new cloud-based, Bring Your Own Drone data processing solution; available to anyone using any drone for agricultural data collection, anywhere in the world. The on-demand service processes drone-collected data and returns actionable recommendations.
"During our first year flying our own drones over crops, we discovered that drone pilots need a simple way to produce reports that are useful to a farmer. This includes everything from an overhead view of a field used to spot problem areas, to a zone map for precise fertilizer application. We've developed a solution that addresses these needs and more," said Paul Hoff, Agribotix CEO. "The resulting reports can be imported into virtually any farm data management system," Hoff noted.
"Agricultural drone pilots don't want to be software experts; they want to focus on the business of producing reports for their customers that maximize crop yields and improve their bottom line. We give them a very high level of customer service and fast turnaround so that they can act quickly, before conditions change."
Interested parties can sign up for the service and begin processing immediately by visiting https://app.