TWICKENHAM, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sponsored by AgHawk, the new Drone Demonstration Zone will be operating both days of the Event and will show visitors how they can be used for crop management in arable businesses. Any farmer or agronomist can pre-register for a live demonstration to learn more about precision farming and its benefits.
“Drones have the potential to save time and labour, identify crop issues early and enable in-field efficiency through precision farming techniques,” says Event Director, Jon Day. “We’re delighted to be able to not only explain the potential benefits to visitors but also for them to see drones in action and have a go themselves.”
Using an ‘off the peg’ pocket camera on a multirotor drone, visitors will be able to plan a flight and then view the resulting images. While they are accurate to a meter2they provide information down to 2cm, explains Keith Geary, Director of AgHawk.
“With average flights now being able to map 30 -50 acres, drones are a highly efficient and effective way of assessing a crop’s health, especially when compared to crop walking the same acreage.”
The AgHawk software facilitates the pre-programming of flights. The individual images taken are geotagged and ‘stitched’ or mosaicked together in the cloud, accessed via AgHawk’s web portal. NDVI filters can then be applied and the resulting files used for example by farm machinery for variable rate applications.
“The AgHawk software facilitates the pre-programming of flights. The individual images taken are geotagged and ‘stitched’ or mosaicked together in the cloud, accessed via the KORE web portal run by SoilEssentials and Demios. NDVI filters can then be applied and the resulting files used for example by farm machinery for variable rate applications”.
To pre-register contact firstname.lastname@example.org and state:
· if you would prefer a morning or afternoon session,
· which day you’re attending,
· Agronomist or Farmer
· How many hectares you look after
· If you’re already using precision farming techniques.
Tickets for the 2016 Cereals Event, to be held at Chrishall Grange, Duxford, Cambridgeshire and are on sale now.
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Notes to Editors
The Cereals Event
The Cereals Event is the leading technical event for the UK arable industry with over 64ha of stands and live demonstrations including crop plots, working demonstrations, the Syngenta Sprays & Sprayers arena and renewables, an area specially dedicated to renewable energy, biofuels and non-food crops.Nearly 500 leading suppliers are already preparing to keep visitors up to date with the very latest products, advice and information; offering a complete one-stop service from seeds to sprayers, crop varieties to cultivation equipment, fertiliser to finance.Cereals brings together over 25,000 professional farmers and industry experts over two days. For more details go to www.cerealsevent.co.uk The Cereals Event is organised and presented by Haymarket Exhibitions Ltd.Farmers Weekly and Crops are the media partners for Cereals.
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