Drone Ag, an agricultural drone technology specialist, has secured £650,000 of equity funding from 934 investors and a further £145,000 grant from Innovate UK, to grow its business and develop new crop scouting technology.
Founder of Drone Ag, Jack Wrangham said: “This funding will enable our team to grow and develop new functionality and an Android compatible version of our crop scouting app Skippy Scout.”
Skippy Scout is a crop monitoring app that uses drones to automatically capture images that are analysed by ground-breaking artificial intelligence (AI) to offer arable farmers vital broad acre crop insight. The images provide an accurate green area index (GAI), count emerging plants, and identify weeds.
The capital injection to the business will also be used to complete its base station concept which will see the launch of new remote drone scouting. “Skippy Nest can be installed on any farm and operated from anywhere in the world. It will revolutionise the way drones can be operated to help scout crops,” Mr Wrangham added.