Deveron UAS Corp. (CSE: DVR) (“Deveron” or the “Company”)and A & L Canada Laboratories Inc., (“A & L”) are pleased to announce a new product offering geared towards an innovative, cost-effective approach to sampling soil across North American farms.
The product offering will use high-resolution in-season imagery data collected by UAV (“Drone”)to drive and create site specific soil sampling points on farms. This collection method uses science, data and analytics to plan and target optimum soil sampling points across the 400 million acres of farmland in North America.
Market and Markets reports a growing agricultural testing market to be valued at over $6 billion USD globally by 2022, with soil testing on farmland dominating the category.
Farmers, ag retailers and consultants can use soil data to make data driven decisions around the use of fertilizer and inputs and where to maximize input efficiency on the land. Bundled drone data and soil sampling also provides a data collection option that is cost-effective and scalable when compared to traditional grid soil sampling methods. Clients will also be able to leverage the high-resolution imagery data as another important layer in their growing precision agriculture program and to augment measures to improve soil health.
Drone driven soil sampling is the first product launch between the alliance of A & L and Deveron announced September 12, 2018. Both companies are collaborating to develop several value- added imagery data and mapping products.
“We are thrilled to be bundling our high resolution imagery data with soil data,” commented Deveron’s President & CEO, David MacMillan. “A &L has revolutionized this new approach to soil sampling and we are excited about its potential to improve farm yields and data driven decision making on farms throughout North America in 2019.”
“A & L’s expertise and capabilities are an excellent match with Deveron’s data collection and analytic platforms,” commented Greg Patterson, CEO and Founder of A & L Canada. “I lookforward to working with Deveron to bring the next wave of novel services and technologies toour customers.”