Drones for Agriculture and Forestry - COPTRZ

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Meet Jamie Cording

UAV Strategist – Agriculture and Forestry

The use of drones for agriculture and forestry is a rapidly growing area of development – and for good reason. Given the vast land area agriculture and forestry requires, along with sensitive or challenging environments, increased drone use could revolutionise the agricultural sector. Jamie joined Coptrz 2 years ago as a UAV Strategist specialising in helping people start their own successful drone business. As the demand from the Agriculture and Forestry industries has grown, Jamie has turned his expertise into supporting people in implementing a drone solution into their Agriculture operations. The financial benefits of drone use for farmers must be clear, as many are already facing significant economic challenges and may not have the upfront investment required to make the most of drones – even where they could experience increased profitability.

 

 

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WE'VE HELPED OVER 1,000 ORGANISATIONS INTRODUCE DRONE TECHNOLOGY TO THEIR WORKFLOWS

CROP SCOUTING

A quality drone and multispectral camera system can detect disease and stress early (sometimes before it is visible from the ground or with standard colour cameras). Use this information, coupled with proven agronomic methods, to focus your treatment plans.

PRESCRIPTION MAPS AND TREATMENT PLANS

Multispectral data is a key tool that, when combined with other established agronomic methods, enables prescription maps for treatments (fertilizer, herbicide), reducing costs and improving efficiency.

CROP DAMAGE ASSESSMENT AND DOCUMENTATION

Drone data provides critical information for measuring and documenting damage to crops caused by floods, fire, pests, weather events, etc. These reports can complement and reinforce insurance claims.

PLANT COUNTING AND CROP EMERGENCE

High resolution cameras on drones, and plant-counting algorithms can accurately and efficiently provide inventory information, track crop emergence, drive replanting decisions and help predict yield.

MICASENSE

As a premium Micasense partner, we are able to provide you with a 360° solution for your Agriculture operations. Micasense sensors give you reliable data to quickly identify things like crop stress, water leaks, disease, and more. High-capacity USB storage means you can fly longer and cover more acreage. No more changing SD cards! Integrate a Micasense sensor with your drone and take your data capture to the next level.

MICASENSE RED EDGE

RedEdge-MX is one of the most flexible solutions on the market, with optimised GSD (resolution), the new DLS 2 light sensor, a global shutter for distortion-free images, the ability to generate plant health indexes and RGB (colour) images from one flight, and the freedom of platform-agnostic data. All in a compact size and low weight that allow it to be used with a wide variety of unmanned aircraft systems.

MICASENSE ALTUM

The MicaSense Altum captures six bands - red, green, blue, red edge, near-infrared and thermal. The capture of these bands happens at the same moment, making the data easier to align and use for analytics. Also, because there are six bands, data from Altum can be used to create anything from NDVI to digital surface models to thermal heat maps.

MICASENSE BLUE

The performance you rely on from RedEdge-MX with a new coastal blue band, a new green band, and three new bands in the red to red-edge region of the spectrum. Combined with the bands in RedEdge-MX, the 10 bands in the Dual Camera System enable direct comparison between satellite and drone data.

PHANTOM 4 RTK MULTISPECTRAL

Hardware
  • DJI Phantom 4 RTK Multispectral with Ground Station
  • Two extra batteries
  • One remote control battery
Training + extras 
  • GVC Course – Online
  • OFQUAL 4 Certificate
  • A2 CofC included
  • Coptrz Academy flight training
  • Commercial UAV Surveying Course
  • Pix4D Training Course
  • RTK Licence
  • 12 months of Coptrz Care
  • One year Pix4Dmapper licence OR one year DJI Terra licence

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Matrice 300 and Micasense

Hardware
  • Matrice 300
  • Micasense
    • Red Edge
    • Altum
    • Blue
Training + extras 
  • GVC Course – Online
  • OFQUAL 4 Certificate
  • A2 CofC included
  • Coptrz Academy flight training
  • Commercial UAV Surveying Course
  • Pix4D Training Course
  • Pix4D 2 week free trial
  • RTK Licence
  • 12 months of Coptrz Care
  • Type specific training for the M300

Price available upon request

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Pix4D Mapper Essentials Online Course

Pix4D is the leading UAV photogrammetry software, specifically designed for users who want to make 3D maps and point clouds from data captured during a drone flight.

By the end of the course you’ll be able to:

✓ Produce accurate 2D and 3D georeferenced representations of reality, including orthomosaics and 3D models.

✓ Acquire accurate measurements

✓ Share your deliverables with stakeholders

 

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Aerial Thermal Imaging Course

Coptrz have partnered with iRed, the UK market leader in thermal drone training to deliver a world-class online Thermal Imaging Course. The course is aimed at professionals working in Asset Inspection and Drone Service Providers.

By the end of the course you’ll be able to: 

✓ Start using thermal imaging for commercial drone inspections

✓ You’ll have proof that you’ve got this essential knowledge and capability with an endorsed certificate from iRed®, the UK’s leading experts in thermal imaging

✓ You’ll fill the knowledge gap in capturing high-quality thermal images

 

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Commercial UAV Surveying Course

If you’re a surveying business wanting to utilise the benefits of drones, or you’re looking to expand your drone service capability, this online course has been developed for you by the UK’s leading experts.

By the end of the course you’ll be able to: 

✓ If you’re a Drone Service Provider you’ll be armed with the knowledge to win and deliver business in the surveying space

✓ If you’re an existing Survey, Geotechnical or Civil Engineering organisation you’ll have a simple way to start using drone effectively

✓ You’ll fill the knowledge gap in capturing high-quality data and photogrammetric theory

✓ You’ll have proof that you’ve got this essential knowledge and capability with an endorsed certificate

✓ It will enhance and refresh your skills in the drone surveying space

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Certified UAV Type Specific Training

These online courses cover all aspects of the UAV’s mobilisation, set-up, operation, optimisation and maintenance in order to ensure operatives are proficient in all areas. These courses culminate with an online exam and are certified and endorsed by an accredited UK Qualification Body.

Coptrz Academy have type specific training courses for

✓ DJI Phantom 4 RTK

✓ DJI Matrice 300

✓ Flyablity ELIOS 2

✓ DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced

✓ Parrot ANAFI USA

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Hosted by the Institute of Chartered Foresters and Coptrz’ Steve Blair 

Drones in forestry is becoming more common all over the world. Drones are used as an affordable, quicker and accurate method of capturing data. Drones are able to monitor tree populations, landscapes and access hard to reach areas. Without the use of drones, these inspections would be timely and costly for organisations. Find out how drones are being used in forests around the world in this recorded webinar with Steve Blair from Coptrz and the Institute of Chartered Foresters.

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