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Over 400 DJI drones in world’s largest agricultural drone fleet

More than 400 DJI drones are used in what is currently the world’s largest agricultural drone fleet. Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, announced today a global partnership with DroneDeploy to use their software for its agricultural business operations in the U.S., Europe, Canada, and Brazil. DJI’s drone technology in combination with DroneDeploy’s Live Map giving real-time insights to plant health, will change the way farmers manage their crops.

The world’s largest agricultural drone fleet with 400 DJI drones

Corteva Agriscience™ will be deploying the world’s largest drone fleet with more than 400 DJI drones. The combination of drone technology and DroneDeploy’s Live Map will change the way farmers manage their crops.

DroneDeploy’s Live Map software combined with the expertise of Corteva Agriscience field teams provides real-time information on soil conditions and plant health. To put this in perspective, the company explains that in less than 15 minutes a 160-acre field can be surveyed by drone, quickly spotting variations in plant and soil health. All drone operators will be trained to get the most out of the unmanned aircraft and will be certified according to local aviation regulations.

“This agreement fortifies Corteva Agriscience as a leader in the use of advanced UAV technology,” said Jeremy Groeteke, Corteva Agriscience U.S. Digital Agriculture Lead. “The field intelligence technology will enable our Pioneer agronomy and strategic account management teams to work with farmers to provide real-time aerial views of their operation.”

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DroneDeploy’s advanced mapping software will be used by Corteva Agriscience™ by the company’s global teams in the areas of:

  • Seed Production
  • Supply Chain
  • Pioneer Strategic Account Management
  • Agronomy

“We are also deploying the advanced UAV technology in our seed production network,” said Matt Kurtz, Corteva Agriscience Global Seed Technology Lead – Seed Production and Supply Chain. “We are aggressively evaluating and implementing decision agronomy tools like DroneDeploy to enable our agronomists and contract seed growers to make timely decisions impacting seed yields and quality.”

Over 400 DJI drones in world's largest agricultural drone fleet

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