Parrot introduces Parrot Bluegrass Fields, an end-to-end drone solution for efficient crop assessment.
Part of the Parrot Business Solutions portfolio, Parrot Bluegrass Fields brings together the Parrot Bluegrass drone with the all-new ParrotFields mobile mapping app and Pix4Dfields desktop and cloud-based drone mapping software.
“Parrot Bluegrass Fields makes it easier than ever before for professionals such as agronomists, farmers and researchers to map their fields, to scout crops from the air, and to then act directly on the insights they gain,” said Jean-Thomas Celette, Chief Strategy & Product Officer for Parrot Business Solutions. “The seamlessness of this end-to-end solution also showcases the unique strength of Parrot Business Solutions, as it builds directly on Parrot Group’s drone, sensor and software expertise in the agricultural sector.”
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The rugged, easy-to-fly Parrot Bluegrass agriculture drone features a robust carbon-fibre structure, a flight time of up to 25 minutes (3 batteries are included), flight coverage of up to 65 ha (160 ac) per flight at 122m (400 ft), and a tailor-made backpack for easy transportation. Its vertical take-off and landing ensure efficient operations, even in confined areas, says Parrot.
2 integrated multi-purpose sensors
With its integrated multispectral Parrot Sequoia sensor and a 14 MP front RGB camera to shoot both pictures and videos in full HD (1080p), Parrot Bluegrass Fields is, according to the manufacturer, “a truly multipurpose solution that suits both crop mapping and visual scouting.”
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Parrot Bluegrass Fields features one-year access to the all-new ParrotFields mobile mapping app. “That simplifies the entire in-field workflow—from the planning of automatic mapping flights, to generating real-time NDVI maps, unique semi-automated scouting flights over areas of interest (including on-demand photo and video capture) and, when ground truthing, the adding of text annotations and photos shot from the ground,” says Parrot.
In addition to the ParrotFields mobile mapping app, Parrot Bluegrass Fields includes 1 year of access to Pix4Dfields desktop and cloud software for further in-depth analysis of the crop data gathered, including the creation of index maps for crop performance analysis and prescription maps that can be easily exported to tractors and Farm Management Information Systems.
Parrot Bluegrass Fields includes:
Parrot Bluegrass Fields is available for pre-sale immediately via official Parrot Business Solutions distribution partners. Shipping will commence at the end of November. It is priced at 4490 USD/EUR/CHF excluding taxes.