Parrot is creating a new ‘prosumer’ drone division after cutting a third of its workforce

With three new drones. Parrot Disco-Pro AGParrot French drone maker Parrot is starting a new division to bridge the gap between its extremely expensive commercial line, which cost upward of $11,000, and its extremely inexpensive consumer drones, which can cost as little as $100. he new division, dubbed Parrot Professional, …

Airware and senseFly Sign Global Partnership Agreement to Bring Survey-Grade Aerial Mapping to the Enterprise

Airware to leverage senseFly’s eBee Plus fixed-wing drone as part of large-area data collection & analysis solutions San Francisco, CA/Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne (April 25, 2017) – Airware, which provides end-to-end solutions that turn aerial data into actionable business intelligence for enterprises, has signed a global distribution agreement with senseFly, the world’s leading …

Ask the Experts — Using Drones to Create More Accurate Prescriptions

We wrapped up our recent Ag Drone Insights 2 webinar with a short Q&A session, during which attendees from around the globe submitted their questions live. These were answered by the event’s three expert presenters: Michael Dunn of Anez Consulting, Gustavo Miolano of Geosistemas SRL and Nathan Stein, senseFly’s ag …

Tighter drone regulations affect agricultural use

Restrictions to within nine kilometres of an ‘aerodrome’ affect much of agricultural Manitoba Assiniboine Community College’s agribusiness program has grounded most drone flights while professors sort through new regulations around their operation. The new Transport Canada rules released March 16 limit recreational drones between 250 grams and 35 kilograms to …

Malaysia: Mada deploys drones to spray pesticide on paddy plants

Mada chairman Datuk Othman Aziz. — Bernama ALOR STAR: The Muda Agricultural Development Authority (Mada) has turned to technology by deploying drones in place of humans to spray pesticide on paddy plants.

Ask The Experts — An Agriculture Drone Q&A

At the end of senseFly’s recent Ag Drone Insights webinar, we reserved time for an open Q&A session. The questions were submitted by viewers from around the globe. The answers meanwhile were provided by the event’s three expert presenters: Norm Lamothe of Deveron UAS, Erick Lebrun of AIRINOV and Nathan …

How Much Do You Want to Pay for a Drone?

What constitutes a good deal when buying a drone? According to Malek Murison, who writes for dronelife.com, “It depends.” The most important step is to link purpose to price, he says. That means farmers getting behind the controls for the very first time may have different needs than the seasoned veteran …