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January 20, 2017
Category: News

Drones for Agriculture?

January 6, 2017
Category: News

Yes. Absolutely.farm-800x480

UAVs are not just for photographers and enthusiasts; they serve as practical tools for various commercial uses. Among those uses, farmers can benefit by employing drones for use in their agriculture practices. Being able to pinpoint key areas of a large- or small-scale farm using a drone can help a farmer apply pesticides and fertilizers precisely where the chemicals are needed. It can help with mapping out fields to determine which rows of crops and plants are most in need of water, or even which parts of the field may be infected with a plant disease or insects.

Using a high-quality thermal imaging inspection kit, farmers can obtain critical information about their field investments. Thermal imaging helps with determining soil moisture content, water stress levels, and growing conditions, allowing farmers to potentially minimize their water and chemical use, save money and resources, reduce pollutant run-off, and have a positive impact on the environment.

In addition, agriculture businesses, such as farms, could benefit from added efficiency provided by using a drone. Scouting a field on foot could take hours, while using a drone would cut that research time significantly.

FLIR’s drone-based thermal imaging kits are a pretty incredible choice. Flight stability, gimbal technology, mobile app integration and image transmission are just a few of the highlights. FLIR worked very closely with DJI, the market leader in drone technology and aerial photography systems, to create this top-quality range of drone-based thermal imaging solutions. To read more about the Aerial Inspection Kits from FLIR, click here.

It is expected that the agriculture industry could account for 80% of all commercial drone use. Just make sure that you know the safety rules for UAVs, whether for commercial or personal use. Transport Canada has a great section of their website dedicated to this popular technology.

Exemptions for Operators Using UAVs for Work or Research

January 4, 2017
Category: News

Do you qualify under the exemptions?

Do you qualify under the exemptions?

Do you operate a drone, or “unmanned air vehicle” (UAV), for work or research?
If so, you may qualify under Transport Canada’s exemptions.

Drone safety is of critical importance to keep the public and airspace users safe. Understanding (and following) the rules can help ensure that you are not endangering yourself, the community, birds, and aviation utilities. According to Transport Canada, “Not [following the rules] doing so could put lives at risk and cost you up to $25,000 in fines and/or jail time.”

Click the image to the right to download the document and find out more.

To learn more about drone safety, related aviation regulations, obtaining permissions to fly a drone, and much more, go to www.Canada.ca/drone-safety.