Jul. 27, 2018
The goal of the partnership between Syngenta and the start-up Perfect Flight, pioneering the management of the aerial application in the agricultural sector, is to power the result harvested by its customers, through the addition of efficiency and sustainability. The idea is to generate results through digital solutions for a system of sustainable aerial application.
Perfect Flight gathers georeferenced data effectiveness to strong demand of aerial application to develop a new digital solution. Through the use of the application, it is possible to access data that minimizes input waste, enhances information about adequate space for application and increases productivity and safety in the field.
“In just two years, Perfect Flight monitored over one million hectares in Brazil. The application detects failures in an application, carries out a data survey of applied and non-applied aerial application and identifies dose errors. Besides, the tool observes in detail the properties through the georeferenced maps, which allow a precise diagnosis through the analysis of the image obtained,” explains Kriss Corso, one of the associates of Perfect Flight.
Besides enabling a simple control and efficient aerial application for the producer, the application allows the map creation of pre-application through the files for the GPS aircraft. After the data survey, reports over the pilot performance, quality of the application and environmental diagnosis can be generated, supporting the adoption of standard good practices in the activity of aerial application.
“Attentive and present in the scenario of digital agriculture, Syngenta sees a stretching partnership with Perfect Flight for widening of benefits delivered to customers, which has the opportunity to access one more solution connected to the digital platform and maximize results through more sustainable practices, not only what is related to the efficient use of input, but mostly what is referred to the aerial application, aligned to the good agricultural practices of co-existence between agriculture and the environment,” says Ariadne Cabellero, Digital Agriculture Leader at Syngenta.
According to the company, Tereos Açúcar & Energia Brasil, which used the Perfect Flight application in the last crop for aerial monitoring of spraying in sugarcane crops, “The access tool, used in 45,000 hectares, enables the increase of right index, reduces the losses and failures and elevates the index of uniformity of applications,” affirms José Olavo Vendramini, Corporate Manager for Development and Agricultural Technology of Tereos Açúcar & Energia Brasil.
For the 2018-2019 crop, the company will expand the monitored area to 78,000 hectares in all the seven unities of the group.