Earlier today, PrecisionHawk announced that DuPont has joined other Fortune-500 companies as a strategic investor to continue product innovation and global expansion of its low-altitude safety infrastructure and terrestrial data services.
Leaders at DuPont Pioneer are excited about the important impact this technology is already having on agriculture. Neal Gutterson, DuPont Pioneer vice president of Research & Development notes that in today's data-driven age of agricultural productivity, PrecisionHawk technology will help Pioneer develop valuable prediction-based product placement insights by incorporating elite genetics, agronomic management and environmental variation analysis into the already successful Pioneer prediction-based breeding program.
Hear John Arbuckle, DuPont Pioneer vice president for Field Technology, Operations and Innovations discuss the implications of this important technological advance for Pioneer in clips available for download by registered users in the audio library on the DuPont Pioneer media resource
Images generated through aerial data capture provide important high-resolution data that aids in Pioneer product development. Below are two examples of images used by Pioneer.
This image demonstrates the use of ultra-high resolution imagery applied to agricultural research to measure soybean plant height, biomass and growth. Source: DuPont Pioneer research.
This image demonstrates the use of high resolution aerial data and processing technology applied to agricultural research to detect the variability of corn hybrids affected by the leaf disease Northern Leaf Blight. Source: DuPont Pioneer research.