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September 3, 2015

United States

Colorado—Check Your Ponds with Drones

   

 

Agribotix, LLC., and AGCO [more below on both companies] have partnered to bring you an all-in-one, drone-enabled package that combines Agribotix’s FarmLens™ cloud-based data platform with the purpose-built SOLO AGCO quadcopter to provide customers with an efficient, reliable way to collect and analyze field data for precision agriculture applications.

 

The new package enables users to scout and record aerial field data on up to 60 acres in a single flight.  Agricultural imaging cameras capture color and near-infrared images.  The data collected is uploaded to the FarmLens platform, where it is then processed to produce high-resolution field health reports, essential for identifying potential yield-limiting problems early on.  These reports can then be used to optimize inputs and to address issues, leading to improved crop yields and increased profits for growers.

 

“Our partnership with AGCO gives our customers a best-in-class ag intelligence solution, enabled by a robust, purpose-built drone,” said Agribotix CEO, Lou Faust.  “Both companies are 100% focused on agriculture, so we understand the kind of reliable information farmers need to better manage their farms and increase their bottom lines.”

 

Agribotix’s website says: The complete drone system with a year of unlimited data processing costs $9,500.  The platform provides precision takeoff and landing, giving you the confidence to operate in varied terrain and the endurance to cover 160 acres on a single set of batteries.  It’s so easy to use that you can create a mission in the field, and it will return to the landing zone autonomously.

 

Shrimp News: Although it isn’t mention in this news release or on either of the companies’ websites, it is possible that this technology could be used to spot poachers!

 

About Agribotix: Founded in Boulder, Colorado, in 2013, Agribotix, LLC, delivers agricultural intelligence to increase yields and profits using drone-enabled technologies.  All Agribotix solutions include FarmLens™, the leading cloud-based data analysis and reporting solution for people using drones in agriculture.

 

About AGCO: AGCO (a New York Stock Exchange company) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural equipment.  AGCO products are distributed globally through a combination of approximately 3,100 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries, under five core brands: Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®.  Founded in 1990, AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, USA.  In 2014, it had net sales of $9.7 billion.

 

Information: Christa Lassen-Vogel (phone 1-720-890-9412, email, christa@artofbusinessinc.com.)

 

Sources: 1. Email to Shrimp News International.  From: PR Newswire.com.  Subject: Agribotix Unveils New, Integrated Drone-Enabled Agricultural Intelligence Solution.  September 3, 2015.  2. Bob Rosenberry, Shrimp News International, September 3, 2015.

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