CalUAS, Tetracam team up to produce drones for precision agriculture

CalUAS, Tetracam team up to produce drones for precision agriculture

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Monarch - an unmanned aerial system that gives farmers real-time analytical data to inform every aspect of crop management from watering to pest control to nutrient budgeting.US: California-based unmanned aircraft systems manufacturer CalUAS and Tetracam (maker of advanced multi-spectral imaging systems) have teamed up to produce drones optimised to detect crop threats, improve crop management and maximise crop yield.

The Monarch, a small unmanned aircraft system, is a battery powered robot capable of autonomous flight. When outfitted with specialised cameras from Tetracam this integrated UAV/Camera solution provides farmers, foresters and other managers of environmental assets with essential information.

Eileen Shibley, executive director of CalUAS said, “We are pleased to be partnered with the company that invented and commercialized the first affordable multi-spectral digital cameras for agricultural sensing.”

Source: CalUAS