Optimised eBee Ag drone for precision agriculture

By on 14 April, 2015

senseFly eBee Ag UAV drone

Swiss professional drone manufacturer, senseFly, has optimised its eBee Ag drone, adding new software that makes it easy for agricultural professionals to capture high-resolution photos of their fields, analyse crop health, and create accurate prescriptions to load into their precision farming equipment.

The eBee Ag now runs the new version 3.4 of senseFly’s Postflight Terra 3D data processing software. Powered by Pix4D, this program enables farmers, crop consultants and agronomists to easily transform the eBee Ag’s images into quick NDVI maps, geo-referenced index maps, and exportable application maps.

These output prescriptions are fully compatible with leading precision farming software and equipment, plus, with the eBee Ag, a user’s business data remains confidential — no uploading data to the cloud required.

“The cost- and time-saving benefits of using drones to assess crop and soil health are becoming more widely known, however a real pain point up to now has been how to analyse the data UAVs produce and put this data effectively to work,” said Jean-Christophe Zufferey, CEO and co-founder of senseFly. “The new features inside Postflight Terra 3D 3.4—supplied with every eBee Ag—make acting on the drone’s data as simple as planning its flights. Users can fly and produce quick NDVI maps of their crops, identify problem areas, create prescriptions and put them to work all on the same day.”

senseFly have also produced a video guide outlining the drone-to-tractor workflow, and you can learn more about the eBee Ag at the senseFly website.

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