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Seed-Dropping Drones Seek to Halt Kosovo’s Deforestation

A hovering drone drops linden and pine seeds wrapped in soil onto a barren hillside outside Kosovo’s capital Pristina, part of an effort to reforest thousands of hectares lost to illegal logging and wildfires. Environmentalists say deforestation, also driven by demand for popular wood-fired stoves, is endangering wild animals such as brown bears, lynx, wild […]

Marut Drones & IFFCO Initiate Large-Scale Drone Spraying in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Partnership Aims to Enhance Agricultural Efficiency and Sustainability In an effort to advance agricultural practices in India, the Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) has teamed up with Marut Drones for a comprehensive drone spraying initiative across approximately 5 lakh acres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. This strategic partnership will leverage Marut Drones’ advanced drone […]

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Brazilian Startup Designs Self-Flying Aerial Vehicle for Crop Spraying

A coffee grower in Minas Gerais, the state that produces more than half of Brazil’s coffee crop, commissioned an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) from researchers at Dallas Autonomus, a startup based in Jacareí, in the neighboring state of São Paulo. According to Marcus Prianti, co-founder of the agritech startup, […]

Startup Wants to Fight Growing Global Dengue Outbreaks with Drones

The world is grappling with dengue epidemics, with 100 to 400 million cases worldwide every year,  an eightfold increase since 20 years ago, according to the World Health Organization. Much of this is driven by the warming climate, which allows mosquitos to thrive in more areas. A startup in São Paulo,  Brazil, one of the […]

Drones Aid Reforestation in Austria’s Tyrol Forest

In Austria’s Alps, drones are being used in a pilot project to protect areas of the forest vulnerable to deforestation. In a project orchestrated between the State Forestry Directorate and the East Tyrol District Forestry Inspectorate drones are being used to fight against the destructive bark beetle. If successful, the initiative could be applied in […]

Hylio Gets FAA Approval for Swarming Heavy Drones in Agriculture

Farming drone company Hylio has received Federal Aviation Administration approval to deploy up to three drones weighing more than 55 pounds simultaneously with a single pilot and without visual observers, which also allows for nighttime operations. The company said the approval lays the groundwork for customers and other operators to file for the same permissions. […]

Warren County Community College to Host Seminar on Drones for Agriculture, Boosting Local Farming Practices

Don’t Miss It: Precision Agriculture at Warren County Community College Continuing their innovative programs to integrate advanced technology into farming, Warren County Community College (WCCC) will host a seminar on precision agriculture, specifically focusing on the application of drones to enhance farming practices. Scheduled for March 16, 2024, at the Dr. Joseph Warren Robotics Research […]

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First Fixed-Wing VTOL Integration of Long-Range Dual Sensor System

Australian drone technology company Carbonix, LiDAR sensors and systems provider RIEGL and the innovative manufacturer of high-quality image capture software and hardware solutions Phase One have announced what they believe to be a significant milestone for aerial surveying and data acquisition. The three companies have successfully joined forces and flown the RIEGL VUX-120 and Phase One iXM 100 medium format […]

Hylio Achieves FAA Approval for Swarming Heavy Drones in Agriculture

Hylio Sets New Precedent in Agricultural Drones with FAA Approval to Swarm Heavier UAS In a landmark move for the commercial unmanned aerial system (UAS) industry, Hylio has become the first company in the United States to secure Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for swarming UAS that exceed 55 pounds. This approval permits Hylio to […]

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Volatus Aerospace Receives FAA Approval for Commercial Agricultural Drone Operations

Volatus Aerospace Corp. announced that it has received authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the USA for Commercial Agricultural Aircraft Operations using drones. The Operating Certificate, issued under FAA Part 137, integrated with an exemption received in September 2023, allows the Company’s US subsidiary, Volatus Aerospace USA Corp., to operate any drone approved […]