Agriculture

Ecological consultancy completes drone pilot study on Thames Estuary

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EPR has completed a pilot study at RSPB Rainham Marshes on the Thames Estuary using drones. The ecological consultancy deployed its newly acquired drone capability to survey 97 hectares of water levels at the wetland site. It says the information will help the nature conservation charity make decisions on how to improve the habitat for endangered wildlife. The drone tech allowed the organisation to complete the surveying within a number of hours rather than days. In the two hours EPR spent surveying the wetland area, over a thousand photos were generated of the habitat and stitched together to create a
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Drone Ag launches crowdfunding campaign for crop scouting software development

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Drone Ag has launched a crowdfunding campaign to develop its Skippy Scout software. The firm says it is aiming to raise £250,000 for the smartphone app and platform which automates crop monitoring using drones, and analyses the data using deep learning AI. Founder of Drone Ag, Jack Wrangham commented: “Skippy Scout automates drones in a way never done before, with the aim to collect and analyse leaf-level data in a simple and practical way that fits with current farming practices and helps to increase efficiency.” Funds will be used to allow the business to develop new features, hire new talent
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