CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — IntelinAir announces the release of the world’s largest-scale analytics engine for high-resolution aerial imagery of agricultural fields. In the last year, IntelinAir’s AgMRI engine has analyzed over 50 TB of imagery representing millions of acres of corn and soybean fields in Illinois and Iowa, automatically alerting growers to issues impacting yields and input decisions. With AgMRI, farmers get insight into their crop performance throughout the growing season.

IntelinAir uses manned airplane flights to capture imagery at “to-the-plant” resolution on the order of centimeters per pixel, leveraging visible, near infrared and thermal cameras. The system then uses computer vision and machine learning algorithms to detect abnormalities like weeds, uneven emergence, nutrient deficiencies, disease/insect infestations, water damage, equipment problems and more so that farmers can address issues quickly and understand the impact on yield.