2014 Tour Details
Stop 1: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
The Bellwether Foundation Phenotyping Facility
|The Bellwether Foundation Phenotyping Facility is a state-of-the-art, high-tech facility comprised of a custom, controlled environment growth house, fully integrated with a 3D imaging platform. This automated, high-throughput platform allows multi-parametric, non-destructive analysis of up to 1140 small to medium sized plants at multiple time points over a desired growth period.|
|The bioinformatics core facility at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is a physical and intellectual infrastructure that facilitates the bioinformatic computing and storage needs of members of the Danforth Center community.|
Stop 2: Sydenstricker, John Deere dealership in Moscow Mills, MO
Our second stop is a “lunch and learn” opportunity as we examine one of the most discussed topics around precision agriculture today; farm operation data. How do you analyze it? How do you share it? How do you mold it into profitable decisions that can safeguard your investments for future generations? There will be presentations on the service role of the dealer as as advisor for your business, your financial goals and your unique operation.
Learn about the latest planting technology from John Deere: ExactEmerge™ Row Unit: 10mph planting that offers accurate singulation, population, spacing, and uniform depth, built to maximize productivity and yield potential. This patented technology delivers seed to the bottom of the trench at a rearward trajectory that truly matches the ground speed of the planter at any desired population. The technology provides precise seed placement in both corn and high-rate soybeans.
Stop 3: UAV Demonstrations
The AutoCopter™ is a UAV helicopter providing remote sensing using three full-sized cameras (multi-spectral, DSLR and HD Video) while flying a GPS plan for over two hours without the need to refill fuel. After landing the data is immediately processed using our patent-pending software solution into GeoTiff images to export directly into Farm Management Programs to create applicator scripts. Now you can immediately import the data into John Deere Apex, Ag Leader SMS and SST Farm Management Programs. Everything (processing NDVI, GeoTiff - orthorectification & stitching) is done in the field. Our solution offers real-time answers - No waiting, no outside vendors. The HD Video captures the field and enables you to "see what the helicopter sees as it flies". The Nikon DSLR images are also geo-referenced and stitched as well. The AutoCopter™ has auto take-off, auto land and GPS enabled auto flight.
|senseFly Ltd is a Swiss company. We develop, assemble and market autonomous mini-drones and related software solutions for civil professional applications such as accurate mapping of mining sites, quarries, forests, construction sites, crops, etc.|