Aug. 21, 2017
Brazilian company Bembras Agro launched its agricultural control solutions through a package called Farm Control this month. The package involves the use of autonomous drones with high-resolution photographic cameras and infra-red sensors to capture accurate information previously not seen by the naked eye. It has a software platform to analyze and process data that is aimed at identifying plagues and the requisite agrochemicals.
The announcement of the Farm Control package was made during the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition, the largest executive aviation fair in Latin America and the second largest in the world.
“This is a new easy-to-use tool that relies on drones and image processing software to help farmers control their farm efficiently,” Johann Coelho, co-founder and CPO of Bembras Agro, said.
Coelho stressed that the “plagues can be identified and corrected before they cause economic damage. Besides this, the phytosanitary products can be applied with more precision and without waste, and even the farmer can manage the staff in the field, optimizing the time available. This will result in crop savings,” he noted.
“Plagues and crop management failures are some of the major problems for productivity. With the use of our tools, it is possible to make more practical and precise solutions, through the design of planting lines, a survey of failures, terrain altimetry, plant counting and livestock, besides other functionalities,” Coelho explained.
The idea of the kit is that the producer, through the use of tablets or smartphones, gets detailed maps of the planted areas. He can use this information to send maps to the tractor GPS, including to automatic pilot. This technology can impact the farmer’s pocket directly.