In Kansas, AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc., an aerial drone imagery collection and analytics company, released the first production fixed wing aerial drone that allows customers to choose the type of camera to be integrated with AgEagle’s RX-47 advanced aerial data collection platform.
Using AgEagle’s RX-47 Drone, algorithmic-based computer programs are able to determine the current health of photographed crop by analyzing the amount of near-infrared light reflected from the plants. Using this high resolution, near-infrared image, a farmer or an agronomist can create a prescription map that guides large precision crop sprayers for the fields.
“We are seeing agricultural drones transition from the early adaption phase of the market to mainstream farming, where they are being put to work on a daily basis. As a result, ag drones are becoming an important tool and growers and ag professionals are realizing strong value,” said Bret Chilcott, founder and CEO of AgEagle.