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In-fallow weed mapping

Many growers are on the fence when it comes to utilisation of variable-rate technology and this solution gives them a low-cost opportunity to see the clear ROI benefits for this crucial field management task. It allows you to see where the weeds are in the field before the sprayer hits the ground, thus increasing efficiency and effectiveness of the chemical mix.

In-fallow weed mapping

  • Focus areas
  • Pricing model

    The solution is currently priced at $4 per ha - this includes data collection and analysis. If the grower was to arrange data collection themselves the price will only be for Hummingbird's analysis and processing and costs will drop significantly

  • Installation process

    Data collection is via UAV (drone) that uses a multi-spectral sensor. Weeds identified and mapped into 5m x 5m prescription map that integrates with various types of sprayers and monitors. Uses deep learning techniques and in-house machine learning algorithms to analyse the image and detect the weeds in the field. The process then generates a variable-rate prescription map suitable for standard spray unit control boxes. The map is a binary on/off map that integrates with the boom sectional control. Hummingbird will send a drone pilot to fly the area, processes the imagery and produces a prescription map for the grower.

  • Ongoing maintenance required and support provided in Australia

    No ongoing maintenance. Account managers are boots-on-the-ground located in both Eastern and Western Australia. They are technical leads and will assist with taking you through the implementation process. Email and phone assistance is available at all times.

  • Units deployed commercially
  • Energy source

    Not applicable

  • Communications compatibility

    It requires internet to upload and process the imagery. The faster the connection the faster the process is of generating a map

  • Data ownership policy

    We will not disclose your personal information to any other party other than in accordance with our Privacy Policy - - and in the circumstances detailed below: i. In the event that we sell any or all of our business to the buyer. ii. Where we are legally required by law to disclose your personal information. iii. To further fraud protection and reduce the risk of fraud.

  • Data privacy and security policy

Case Study

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