Enterprise enterprise drone data platform DroneDeploy announced Feb. 9 a collaboration with one of the world’s largest pure-play agricultural organizations, Corteva Agriscience, to bring improved management decisions to farmers year-round.
Corteva Agriscience operates one of the largest agricultural drone fleets in the world, helping farmers to plant and harvest efficiently, safely and sustainably. DroneDeploy provides streamlined data capture and analysis capabilities for Corteva’s fleet of more than 600 drones and is now the first third-party company approved to license Corteva’s proprietary Stand Assessment Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning technology.
“We’re excited to work more closely with Corteva Agriscience to bring cutting-edge tools to the hands of farmers globally,” Mike Winn, co-founder and CEO of DroneDeploy, said in a news release. “The agricultural industry was one of the earliest adopters of drone technology and continues to be one of DroneDeploy’s priority markets. In 2020, DroneDeploy’s agricultural customers reached 55 million total acres mapped – a new milestone for the company.”
DroneDeploy most recently leveraged Corteva’s proven machine learning algorithms to build its new Stand Assessment solution. Stand Assessment is a complete flight, capture, analysis and reporting workflow designed to determine crop emergence for early-stage fields.
Current processes to review early crop growth are manual, time-consuming and often inaccurate. Stand Assessment provides a faster, automated and streamlined workflow that is completed at the field edge to help farmers make decisions about replanting, monitor seed and crop health, and diagnose existing issues in the field before larger issues arise.
Stand Assessment is currently in use across Corteva’s global fleet of more than 600 drones and will soon be offered to all of DroneDeploy’s agriculture customers in the U.S. In addition to its desktop functionality, DroneDeploy’s platform can also be used directly on a phone or tablet, bringing data-driven insights to agricultural professionals right at the field’s edge.
“As farmers are asked to do more, that doesn’t negate the need to closely monitor their crops throughout the growing season,” said Jeremy Groeteke, U.S. Digital Ag Lead at Corteva Agriscience. “By collaborating with DroneDeploy, we can now help farmers efficiently scout their fields, provide data-driven analysis and insights around the products they need to use, consider opportunities to replant, and be more informed about their fields’ performance. These tools arm the farmers’ team, including agronomists, seeds representatives and ag researchers, with the tools they need to help their customers recognize the greatest yield potential they can.”
DroneDeploy also recently introduced an upgraded Live Map experience that allows agricultural customers to better capture real-time insights and turn hundreds of acres into shareable and collaborative maps.
DroneDeploy will demonstrate Stand Assessment for the first time at its Field Day on March 10, 2021. To learn more about Field Day and register to attend, visit the website.
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Corteva Agriscience is a publicly traded, global pure-play agriculture company that provides farmers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry – including a balanced and diverse mix of seed, crop protection and digital solutions focused on maximizing productivity to enhance yield and profitability. With some of the most recognized brands in agriculture and an industry-leading product and technology pipeline well positioned to drive growth, the company is committed to working with stakeholders throughout the food system as it fulfills its promise to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Corteva Agriscience became an independent public company on June 1, 2019 and was previously the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. More information can be found at www.corteva.com. Follow Corteva Agriscience on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.