Drone Ag to demonstrate at Cereals

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Agricultural software specialist Drone Ag will demonstrate its crop scouting mobile app, Skippy Scout, live at Cereals for the first time.

“Our aim is to illustrate how Skippy Scout has made using drones easy, and how it can help farmers to reduce the time it takes to walk crops,” said Drone Ag founder, Jack Wrangham.

It follows the launch of Skippy Scout Version 2.5 earlier this year, said to be ten times faster at crop walking than conventional methods, enabling users to cover up to 25 acres in five minutes. By importing field maps to a mobile phone or table, farmers can plot scouting points for a drone to fly to and take high resolution, leaf-level images.

These images are sent from the drone in real-time and interpreted by the app, which provides PDF reports with indicators for green area index, healthy and unhealthy crop percentages, weed percentages and insect damage.

“We hope that by demonstrating how easy using Skippy Scout is that we can encourage farmers and agronomists to embrace the technology and consider drones a useful farm tool, rather than future technology. Small drones are much more affordable now and Skippy is available for only £30 a month,” said Mr Wrangham.

Drone Ag will exhibit at stand 732 at the Cereals Event. More information is available at www.cerealsevent.co.uk

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