March 26, 2023

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DroneDeploy, the leading commercial drone data platform, now offers integration with the John Deere Operations Center.

DroneDeploy announces the new solution with a household name in farming to  just in time for the spring planting season.  “The integration allows users to synchronize their DroneDeploy and MyJohnDeere™ accounts to view and analyze drone-generated field maps in combination with other important crop data in Operations Center,” says DroneDeploy.

DroneDeploy has developed a robust list of partnerships in the industry, including a recently announced deal with industrial and agricultural giant CNH Industrial (NYSE:CNHI), the second largest equipment manufacturer in the agriculture vertical.  This newest partnership with John Deere provides agronomists with another valuable analytics solution.

“Individual farmers and growers who are using Operations Center can now connect their accounts to DroneDeploy to:

  • Import field boundaries from Operations Center for easy drone flight planning
  • Capture, view and annotate drone maps
  • Export DroneDeploy maps and insights into Operations Center”

Jeff Buyck, owner and operator of Buyck Farms in Balaton, Minn. and Integrated Solutions Manager at C & B Operations, says that the integration makes decision making easier.  “The beauty of integrating DroneDeploy with John Deere Operations Center, is that it allows me to take a look at the data that comes from drone and compare against application data, yield from combine and historical data,” says Buyck.  “I can easily share this data with crop consultants and advisors and use it to make more informed decisions throughout the year.”

Precision agriculture is a major application for the drone industry, offering an impressive ROI for agronomists.  Drone projects in agriculture provide a three-fold return: drones allow farmers to gather data more cheaply than ever before: and the data gathered allows them to reduce costs and increase yields.

“Growers all over the world are embracing next-generation tools such as self-driving tractors and ag robots to improve operations and yields. Likewise, our drone software and sophisticated ecosystem of third-party apps have been proven to streamline farming tasks,” said Scott Lumish, Vice President of Business Development at DroneDeploy.  “The new John Deere API integration – which comes on the heels of several of other recent ag industry announcements, signifies our continued commitment to providing ag professionals a one-stop solution to access drone data in the field.”

“Thousands of farmers and growers are already leveraging DroneDeploy’s drone data intelligence platform and tools available on the DroneDeploy App Market to improve crop yields and farming operations year-round,” says DroneDeploy.  The company’s drone mapping solution is used to detect parasites and fungi, compile plant counts, analyze crop emergence and stand establishment, and assess damage after storms.

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Miriam McNabb

Miriam McNabb is the CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. She writes for DRONELIFE on current news, financial trends, and FAA regulations. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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