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The big payback from drones will come when software can analyse data and recommend practical, effective remedies, says Markus Weber of LandView Drones.

The last big challenge for drones

Advanced technology to spot disease, pest, and health issues early on is already here — 
but using that data still has many challenges

Reading Time: 4 minutes Sure, drones are cool and all. But when it comes to your farm, it’s all about the data they gather — and figuring out how to use all that info. “Ultimately, that is what’s going to change the way we manage our crops, by giving us better information about them,” Markus Weber, president of Edmonton-based […] Read more

Researcher Tom Crozier inspects a sample ring from which grass has been cut to provide an on-the-ground sample of green grass in the pasture.

It came from outer space — better pasture insurance, that is

Using a new generation of satellites to measure grass production promises 
to be a game changer for pasture insurance

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ask any rancher or other forage producer — insuring pasture land can be a major pain in the neck. Because of the limitations of current assessment tools, in the event of a wreck producers can be paid nothing or an amount that does not reflect actual loss. Instead, payments are made on an area-wide basis […] Read more