Aerial Mapping In Trimble Partnership


In a recent announcement, Dpgnov2016storiesonly_page_15_image_0003elair-Tech and microdrones are the official unmanned aircraft systems for Trimble’s worldwide distribution network. The two companies offer proven aerial mapping solutions to make work easier. Pictured is a microdrones md4-1000 colored in yellow, and microdrones is now showcasing four new mapping solutions (called mdMapper).
Here is a brief overview of each.

mdMapper200 is a reliable, professional solution that allows surveyors to map up to 74 acres in one flight. It is integrated with a lightweight 20.1 megapixel camera and Nadir mount. Find more information at

mdMapper1000 offers the longest flying time, 30-45 minutes, depending on conditions, and stability on the market, as well as resistance to rough winds, harsh weather, hot temperatures, high voltage and strong magnetic fields. It is integrated with a 24 megapixel camera and Nadir mount.

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mdMapper 1000DG allows surveyors to achieve data accuracy using fewer ground control points. Cover up to 223 acres in one flight. It is integrated with a 42.4 megapixel camera and Nadir mount. Find information at

mdMapper 30000DG: With a flight time up to 45 minutes, a payload of 6.5 – 15 pounds, this solution opens up flexibility and opportunity. It is integrated with a camera with up to 100 megapixel performance, direct georeferencing technology and a Nadir mount. Find information at

To learn more about microdrones, visit

Ag Weather Station

The AgroMET from RainWise, Inc., is the perfect weather station for agriculture. It includes weather sensors for precipitation, temperature, humidity, leaf wetness, wind speed and direction, and solar radiation. There are also optional add-on sensors for soil moisture and soil temperature, making this weather station the optimal choice for any serious farmer.

The official weather station authorized by the Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA), the AgroMET professional weather system has been designed with the grower in mind. Its sleek design is 33 inches high and weighs just over 7 pounds, and offers top of the line durability and serviceability. It is the most accurate, durable, and easiest to install weather station available.

The AgroMET features a powerful radio with a transmission range of up to one mile in the line of sight. It also features an industry best, real time two second wind speed and direction update interval. Pair this with our IP-100 internet gateway and check your weather data from anywhere at anytime with a smartphone, tablet or computer.

The TeleMET II offers transmission of weather data from your weather station to rainwiseNet and the Weather Underground from remote areas with cellular service.

For more information about these products, visit

New 3200 Series Corn Head

pgnov2016storiesonly_page_15_image_0002AGCO Corporation is offering a wider range of harvesting options for corn growers with the introduction of the 3200 Series corn heads.

“We know that our producers harvest in many different conditions, and each producer has a unique set of requirements for their operation. The 3200 Series corn heads are our newest solution to advance each operation’s productivity and profitability,” says Caleb Schleder, AGCO tactical marketing manager.

The 3200 Series is available in 6-row 30-inch and folding 12-row 30-inch configurations. Each version is available with a chopping option.

“Our goal with the 3200 Series corn head was to provide our producers the options they need, whether it be a 6-row corn head to match grain-handling capacity or a 12-row folding head to enhance the efficiency of transport from field to field,” Schleder continues.

The 3200 Series heads are available for Massey Ferguson, Gleaner and Challenger combines.
For more information, find your nearest Massey Ferguson, Gleaner or Challenger dealer by visiting

John Deere Intelligent Nozzle Control

Producers and ag service providers can gain greater accuracy over their spray applications with John Deere ExactApply intelligent nozzle control system available on new John Deere 4-Series Sprayers. Starting with 2018 models, this latest application technology provides sprayer operators a comprehensive solution that maintains consistent droplet size and pattern through a wide range of speeds, while reducing the potential for overlaps, skips and drift.

An important feature is John Deere’s Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) system that offers three times the pulsing frequency of traditional PWM systems on a wide variety of nozzles. This allows the sprayer to run at a consistent pressure and droplet size, regardless of the sprayer speed and application flow rate, for improved spray coverage across the entire field.

In addition, John Deere ExactApply offers the ability to switch spraying between two pre-selected nozzles with the push of a button from inside the cab and reduces the number of nozzles needed because of range increases on each nozzle. It alerts the operator if a single nozzle is plugged and includes LED lighting on each individual nozzle for improved visibility of spray pattern in low-light conditions.

For more information on ExactApply intelligent nozzle control, 4-Series Sprayers and other application equipment from John Deere, see your local John Deere dealer or visit

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