What can unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) do for farmers?

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According to research from OCEALIA, farmers earned on average +69€ per hectare on wheat and +107€ per hectare on oilseed rape*, thanks to AIRINOV technology

Paris, February 3rd 2017. AIRINOV, which is a subsidiary of Parrot Group, offers to farmers measure and agronomic recommendation service using drones, to support the fertilization of wheat and oilseed rape (OSR).

As fertilization is a primary expense across the sector, AIRINOV’s services enable farmers not to waste Nitrogen, indicating where to reduce it or where to add it, with the overall goal to improve yield.

OCEALIA, one of the biggest cooperatives in France and a long-term partner of AIRINOV, evaluated the impact of the service on OSR and wheat over a three year period. The result:

  • +69€ / ha on wheat,
  • and +107€ /ha on OSR, on average per year.

Drones make it possible to obtain extremely precise crop images and can cover hundreds of acres in one flight. Agriculture is one of the first sectors to work with drones in this way, and these figures confirm that using services such as AIRINOV, farmers are able to better produce and optimize yield, reduce expenses and thus develop their farms, as well as improve their overall environmental performance.

To learn more, http://www.airinov.fr/en/category/blog-en/

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AIRINOV in key figures:

2, 5 million euros revenue in 2016
8 000 farmers
100 drone operators
in France and abroad

 

About Parrot

Founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux, Parrot creates, develops and markets advanced technology wireless products for consumers and professionals. The company builds on a common technological expertise to innovate and develop in three primary markets:

  • Civil drones: With recreational drones and solutions for professional use.
  • Connected objects: With a focus on audio and gardening.
  • Automotive: With the most extensive range of hands-free communication and infotainment systems for vehicles on the market.

Headquartered in Paris, Parrot currently employs more than 1.000 people worldwide and generates the majority of its sales overseas. Parrot has been listed on Euronext Paris since 2006. (FR0004038263 – PARRO) www.parrot.com

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