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3D Robotics drone helps farmers with precision agriculture

Vigneron Paul Sloan spends a lot of time walking up and down his vineyards.

He walks every vineyard that he farms once week -- all 14 of them. He sometimes walks them 2-3 times a week depending on how critical decisions are. Those are issues like irrigation leaks, color variation, or pests like nematodes.

Sloan, a winemaker and viticulturist at Small Vines Wines, still intends to walk through his vineyards, but he now aims to walk with more…

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Added by Sally French on October 28, 2013 at 2:24pm — 3 Comments

Drones + Wine: how developers at 3D Robotics are working with farmers to harvest grapes

Kenwood, Ca. — Something’s up at Kunde Family Vineyards.

Developers at 3D Robotics went to Kunde Family Vineyards, a family-owned vineyard, to test a project that could revolutionize agriculture by providing farmers with on-demand aerial images of their land.

Those images give farmers a bird’s-eye view, allowing…

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Added by Sally French on October 2, 2013 at 3:00pm — 13 Comments

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