Ag Technology Getting More User Friendly
This week we’ve been reporting on the recent advancements in drone technology that are making them a much more useful tools for agronomists and farmers. Bayer Crop Science technical agronomist Todd Vagts says for many applications, the technology makes things very simple.
Vagts… “You know, setting up a flight pattern on your phone and your iPad. You can do it in the office, you know, the night before. Then you just go out, pull up that flight plan, you know, turn the drone on, punch it in and off it goes. And then it just goes and flies by itself and comes back and lands by itself. So it's just amazingly simple, obviously, as long as everything works as it's supposed to.”
For more complex applications, however, he uses Sentera which has a software to integrate data collected from drones and other sources into actionable information.
Vagts… “But if you want to do any type of analysis and the sense and fly transects, and do they stitch imagery or if you're using different filters on your cameras, then you need to work with some company to do that, purchase a package to be able to do it. Within Bayer and the Channel brand, Sentera has what we need very well, just because they create a lot of analytics and scouting type information that works the way that we would go to market with our seedsman with their field checkups that they do during the season.”
Learn more about Sentera at Sentra.com.