Corteva Agriscience has entered into a global agreement with DroneDeploy.
The partnership will see the agriculture division of DowDuPont use DroneDeploy in its fleet of more than 400 DJI drones.
It will be incorporated with the company’s seed production and supply chain as well as its pioneer strategic account management and agronomy team in the US, Canada, Brazil and Europe.
Jeremy Groeteke, Corteva Agriscience digital agriculture lead for the US, said: “This agreement fortifies Corteva Agriscience as a leader in the use of advanced UAV technology.”
He added: “The field intelligence technology will enable our Pioneer agronomy and strategic account management teams to work with farmers to provide real-time aerial views of their operation.”
The firms says the advanced mapping software from DroneDeploy combined with its field teams’ expertise offers immediate insights to diagnose and correct agronomic, disease or pest concerns, as well as to optimally place products.
Every operator will be trained on how best to harness the power of the aerial technology and will be certified according to local aviation regulations as part of the move.
Matt Kurtz, global seed technology lead at Corteva commented: “We are also deploying the advanced UAV technology in our seed production network.”
He continued: “We are aggressively evaluating and implementing decision agronomy tools like DroneDeploy to enable our agronomists and contract seed growers to make timely decisions impacting seed yields and quality.”