October Newsletter 2020
Jack Williams-Ellis – our new Head of Mexico and California at Hummingbird Technologies!
Jack visited growers and shippers in Querétaro, Mexico to demonstrate our counting and sizing tool in Lettuce and Broccoli. “It’s great to see conventional farming working side by side with ecosystem restoration projects”. Please reach out to Jack today to find out how these remote sensing analytics can help inform your harvest and business forecasts.
Soy Producers in Brazil
Book your November flight with Hummingbird Technologies now, to generate pre-emergence weed mapping.
What will the map show?
Before planting the soybean crop, this map identifies areas with weeds.
What are the benefits of mapping?
- Facilitates localized spraying or variable spraying plans.
- Reduces costs with chemicals.
- Better for the environment.
- Allows weeds to be removed: the competition caused by weeds in the soybean crop can result in significant losses and reduce production by more than 90%. It can also make harvesting difficult and affect the quality of the grain or seed.
Meet our Head of Brazil, Marcello Ramos, who has been busy helping sugarcane farmers get the most from their harvest using our technology.
Conheça nosso Chefe do Brasil, Marcello Ramos tem estado ocupado ajudando os produtores de cana de açúcar a obter o máximo de sua colheita utilizando nossa tecnologia.
UK – Cover Crops and farm vision
As you’ll know, during wet winters the cover crop root system can work beautifully to hold the soil in place, preventing heavy rains washing away precious fertile topsoil.
Planting cover crops is a decision made for a multitude of further reasons too:
- Building soil fertility and increasing soil organic matter.
- Capturing and releasing residual nitrogen to the following crop.
- Improving soil structure.
- Increasing worm numbers.
- Reducing Nitrogen Leaching.
- Increasing biodiversity, through the attraction of plant and insect species.
But how will you evaluate the success of your cover crops?
Hummingbird Technologies will give you the accuracy of benchmarking you’ve been missing.
Subscribe to Farm Vision from Hummingbird Technologies and access our satellite imagery to monitor and benchmark the whole farm’s cropping performance this season.
Your annual subscription gives you:
- Rolling satellite imagery: 2-3 images per week.
- Cloud detection masking.
- Analytics dashboard: displays field benchmarking and comparison surveys.
Russia/Ukraine – pre winter crop assessment
Our Russia and Ukraine Hummingbird teams are busy taking bookings for October for Pre-Winter Crop Assessments.
During October, we will provide high resolution UAV imagery to accurately and remotely assess fields and farms prior to the onset of frost and snow this winter. The service is ideal for winter cereals, to benchmark their performance before the winter months.
The advanced insights on the crop health of the land will help clients manage and plan ahead effectively. When the snow disappears, we then offer a Post-winter Assessment using advanced machine learning, to make accurate comparisons on crop health, biomass and disease risk.
Canada Crop Type Classification Tool
Crop Type Classification is a key Hummingbird Technologies service for our clients globally. What does our in-house crop identification algorithm achieve? It identifies the crop type and maps biodiversity, helping to monitor agricultural activity near-real-time during the season at a lower operational cost.
Our Data Scientists outline how we can inform supply chains about food production months before harvest here.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the increasing demand for regular monitoring of agricultural production as a vital instrument to ensure food security and to avoid potential shortages in the food supply chain.
At Hummingbird, we have developed a remote sensing tool with a consistent performance globally and without dependency on the weather conditions. To learn more and to find out how these capabilities can help you and your business, please contact the sales team today!
Trials as a Service – Canola Variety Trial
Trial assessments can be easily scaled, with our ‘Pro package’ providing a statistical report that supports seed breeders in high-throughput phenotyping of their variety trials.