Sugar beet crop counting with drones

The IRS Foundation, Aurea Imaging and Birds.ai have collaboratively launched a pilot to automate the counting of sugar beets using drones. Currently, the growth and emergence of sugar beet crops are monitored visually and on foot, which is a time-consuming and costly operation. “Drones of Aurea Imaging and the analysis software of Birds.ai enable the sugar beet crop research of IRS by providing information on crop numbers, emergence rates and crop density” says Noud van Swaaij, statistical analyst of the IRS. “If the sugar beet can be detected in various growth stages, the growth potential of new sugar beet seeds or different crop treatments can be mapped and studied, which contributes to the development of growth models for the sugar beet crop in The Netherlands. Furthermore, the resulting crop density maps enable farmers to fertilize and irrigate their sugar beet crops in an efficient and precise manner.” Birds.ai uses artificial […]

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Birds.ai joins Delft Aerial Robotics

From today Dutch UAS officially partners with Delft Aerial Robotics (DAR). Under the name Birds.ai, Dutch UAS will continue to work on revolutionary technology that provides a cost effective solution for managing large areas, down to identifying and tracking individual objects. They do this by detecting, classifying and tracking of individual objects, such as animals, crops and cars possible. The Birds.ai platform, which was originally developed to combat poaching, is unique worldwide for its smart image recognition software for aerial images. The software seeks through large amount of aerial images of among other things drones, to automatically find objects. The potential applications of the Birds.ai platform are limitless, and will allow a wide range of users from industrial to environmental entities to manage their assets efficiently. Birds.ai CEO Camiel R. Verschoor said: “The partnership between Birds.ai and DAR is valuable to bring the Birds.ai platform to market. DAR’s expertise, investment, […]

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