TORONTO, Ont. — Deveron UAS Corp. announces a field scale collaboration with Hensall District Cooperative and a leading agrochemical company with respect to variable-rate fungicide applications. Drone data are being used to test the efficacy and potential return on investment for using variable-rate fungicide applications on edible beans that are impacted by white mold.
In collaboration with HDC, one of Ontario's largest farming cooperatives, Deveron is providing all drone data collection and analytics, including NDVI imagery. High severity cases of white mold can impact soybean yields by 40-50%, however identifying the presence of white mold and efficiently making decisions to spray crop with fungicide has remained a challenge in agriculture.
"Our focus in 2016 is working with progressive leaders in agriculture that use our drone data and analytics," commented Deveron's President & CEO, David MacMillan. "We continue to highlight the value that drone data have for enterprise level customers. Additionally, we are uniquely positioned to be on the cutting edge of quantifying variable rate input decisions that should ultimately help growers reduce costs and farm more efficiently."
As part of the project, once the data have been collected by Deveron, HDC is providing on-the-ground local agronomic expertise. Drone data offer another valuable layer of information for their agronomists to make deeper data driven decisions.
"Every field has variability and HDC is committed to seek the best way to measure and manage the variability. Since the technological landscape continues to change, in 2016 HDC started to work in the fields with Deveron UAS where their goal is to make imagery easier," commented Steve Redmond, HDC's precision ag specialist.
Separately, in conjunction with its previously announced change of business, Deveron announces that it has entered into an agreement with Parlane Resource Corp. to earn a 100% interest in 28 contiguous claims covering approximately 12,968 hectares located in the Omineca Mining Division in British Columbia, more commonly known as the Nechako Property. The property is situated on the Nechako Plateau, approximately 110 kilometers southwest of Vanderhoof and 160 kilometrers west of Quesnel, adjacent to New Gold Inc.'s Blackwater and Capoose gold properties. The acquisition callsfor an immediate cash payment of $50,000 and additional cash payments of $50,000 on the first and second anniversaries of the agreement.