Multispectral imagery provided by Jacobs’ sensors is used by Intelinair to create timely agronomic insights that aid farmers in making real-time management decisions.
U.S. companies Jacobs and Intelinair signed a new three-year agreement for agriculture technology markets beginning in 2022 and extending through 2024. Jacobs is providing scalable, high-grade multispectral sensor systems and aerial imagery services, while Intelinair provides its artificial intelligence (AI) powered crop analytics AGMRI platform to deliver a complete view of every acre and field – from planting to harvest – providing timely insights to yield a sustainable crop supply.
Jacobs’ GeoPod sensors are flown over fields 13 times during the growing season to conduct high-resolution digital mapping. The multispectral imagery these sensors produce is then used by Intelinair to create timely agronomic insights that aid farmers in making real-time management decisions.
Jacobs says their GeoPod multispectral sensor system has been developed to address a variety of environmental applications, including supporting the precision agriculture analytics market. The GeoPod sensor is radiometrically calibrated, providing data to support advanced spectral analytics. Its wide-area collection capabilities and ease of deployment are to enable scaling up of operations across expansive regions, in any area of the world.
Intelinair says it chose Jacobs to supply imagery services due to its technical and operational advantages. “Our goal is to deliver agronomic insights that achieve yield and productivity improvements, and we do this through our automated digital platform, AGMRI,” said Intelinair CEO & President Tim Hassinger. “Pairing the hi-res image capabilities captured by Jacobs and the analytics of Intelinair provides a bird‘s-eye view of the fields to farmers. In one scalable, digital platform, we are able to provide actionable field intelligence so farmers can take action before issues become problems from planting to harvest.”