Agricultural software pioneer 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,” says Drone Ag founder Jack Wrangham.
Drone Ag released a new version of Skippy Scout earlier this year. Version 2.5 is ten times faster at crop walking than conventional methods, enabling users to cover up to 10ha in just five minutes.
Farmers can plot scouting points for a drone to fly to and take images by importing field maps to a mobile phone or tablet. High resolution images are then relayed from the drone to the app in real time.
The app then interprets the images – generating PDF reports with indicators denoting green area index (GAI), healthy and unhealthy crop cover percentage, weed percentage, and insect damage.
“We hope that by demonstrating how easy using Skippy Scout we can encourage farmers and agronomists to embrace the technology and consider drones a useful farm tool, rather than future technology,” says Mr Wrangham.
The Skippy is available for only £30 a month. Drone Ag is exhibiting at stand 732 at the Cereals event.