Canada's crop analyzing machinery

Ag Business & Crop offers user friendly soil testing machines along with Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) which assist growers by analyzing crops to gain more information useful to growing conditions. The company began after owner, Felix Weber, had the idea to use UASs for his crops and could not find a distributor. “I was initially doing it for myself. I wanted to see if this tool could collect the data I needed,” explains Weber, “Five years ago I asked for a distributorship because I saw the potential in agriculture for this tool.”

Machines must be used properly and legally
Weber offers demonstrations on how to properly and legally use UASs to achieve the sought after results. UASs are a popular item and employ imagery to allow more in-depth near infrared, red edge, thermo and topical information of the land. The precise information is more accurate, easy to collect, and repeatable so over years data can be analyzed and compared.

Continual use provides precise and useful data
The UAS data can support zoning a field. “Using the soil sampler at a consistent depth in the same location over a number of years allows the user to collect more precise, and useful data,” adds Weber. Manual sampling can be done but the automated sampler is more consistent, faster and more precise. Long term, that brings more trust worthy data to compare in multiple years. The farm industry has realized the value of soil sampling because of the cost of inputs so this is why it is important to have not just a sample, but a precise sample.

Used view crops and growing complications

Competition exists and keeps the industry innovating rapidly. What is needed is useful data and the right tool helps collect it and not all tools are equal. As an agricultural consultant, Weber offers different methods in which to view crops and growing complications. “There are some misconceptions”, states Weber, “but when used properly, UASs show tremendous effects.”

Plans for an automated soil sampler
What are the visions for the future? Ag Business & Crop has talked with a company where the soil sampler could be put on an unmanned ground vehicle to take automated samples at pre-programmed locations. “The UAS and the soil sampler are tools that focus on where the crops need attention, to apply what is needed when and where. “

For more information please contact:
Felix Weber
Ag Business & Crop Inc
Tel: (519) 343-5454

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