US: Iteris, Inc., the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, and Hummingbird Technologies Limited (Hummingbird), the UK’s leading drone and satellite-enabled data and imagery analytics business for precision agriculture, have announced the addition of Iteris’ ClearAg smart content to Hummingbird’s aerial crop analysis platform.
The addition of ClearAg smart content to Hummingbird’s artificial intelligence (AI) powered crop analysis platform, which spans over 250,000 hectares of farmland in the UK, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine, Australia and New Zealand, will enhance its ability to detect key crop diseases before symptoms start to show.
“We are delighted to announce the enhancement of our remote-sensing capabilities with ClearAg’s advanced weather and climatological modelling data,” said Will Wells, chief executive officer of Hummingbird. “As the leading player in AI-based agritech, our ability to identify crop diseases before symptoms set in is a key area of research and development, and will ultimately help farmers and agronomists to make better decisions.”
“We are excited to work with Hummingbird to harness the full power of ClearAg smart content in the company’s AI-based crop analysis platform,” said Jim Chambers, senior vice president and general manager, Agriculture and Weather Analytics at Iteris. “The team at Hummingbird are true innovators in precision agriculture, and now this groundbreaking company can leverage ClearAg’s historical and current weather and climatological data to pre-empt crop diseases and improve crop health for safer and more sustainable farming.”
Hummingbird is the only remote sensing business in UK agriculture to use AI that harnesses information from drone, plane and satellite technology, combined with weather and soil data, and expert plant pathology, to enable precision agriculture.