Brazil looks at tree-planting drones to help fight climate change

XAG tree-planting drones brazil

With the world’s second-largest forest area, Brazil is among one of the countries that has pledged to end and reverse deforestation by 2030. But since humans planting trees is a slow process that cannot meet our urgent climate goals, the South American nation is now experimenting with drones to spawn native tree species.

Continue Reading

Taking drone remote sensing from ‘imprecise’ NDVI to accurate leaf-level identification

By detecting and identifying vegetation irregularities at an early stage, drone-based remote sensing can minimize losses to growers everywhere. But do the current methods of aerial remote sensing qualify to be called “precision” agriculture? Not really, according to this manufacturer of multispectral sensors.

Continue Reading

Aussie farmer plants (possibly) first-ever sunflower crop using a drone

As an exploit, it may not rank up there with UAVs saving lives on first responder missions or locating people desperately lost in the inhospitable wilds, but an Australian farmer is celebrating what he believes to be the world’s first sunflower crop to be entirely planted by a drone.

Continue Reading

XAG unveils 2022 autonomous drone lineup

XAG, one of the top three commercial drone manufacturers of 2021, has launched five new products that will become available globally in 2022. And as was expected, XAG’s new autonomous solutions, which include both drones and ground robots, pack in more efficiency, precision, and safety than the company’s previous models.

Continue Reading

DJI releases two new drones in China: Agras T40 and T20P

After a particularly hectic launch season with three back-to-back product releases, you may think DJI is done for 2021. But the technology giant has just unveiled two new drones in its home country of China: the DJI Agras T40 and T20P.

Continue Reading

XAG is making its fully autonomous agricultural drones available globally

XAG, one of the top three commercial drone manufacturers of 2021, is expanding its international footprint to new markets. Up to December 2020, the company’s agricultural drones and farming solutions had reached 42 countries. Now, China-based XAG is making its V40 and P40 agricultural drones available for purchase across the globe.

Continue Reading