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How to Get Drone Operator Accreditation for Farming

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How to Get Drone Operator Accreditation for Farming

When it comes to using drones for farming, or in any industry for that matter, certain certifications and accreditations are required by law in order for drone operators to fly them for business purposes. Getting drone operator accreditation is just one of these requirements that applies when flying drones of certain sizes. Here’s what you, as a famer, agricultural business owner or drone operator, need to know about the Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s (CASA) remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) operator accreditations, AKA drone operator accreditation. Do I need to get drone operator accreditation to use a drone on my farm? If...

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Exciting New Australian Farming Drone Releases From DJI || August 2021

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Exciting New Australian Farming Drone Releases From DJI || August 2021

There have been some fantastic advances in technological resources this past year, especially within the agricultural sector. We are seeing more and more drones and other tech innovations helping farmers all across the country to track data, become more efficient and save costs in all manner of processes. In today’s article we’re going to be chatting about some exciting new farm drone releases from DJI that were announced just a few weeks ago in August 2021. Who is DJI?DJI is a leading innovator in drones and aerial imaging technology. They work closely as a business with CR Kennedy & Co, our leading drone importer here...

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How To Use Your Agricultural Technology Grant: Farming Drones

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How To Use Your Agricultural Technology Grant: Farming Drones

(Unfortunately the Digital Agriculture Investment Scheme is now fully subscribed, we will keep an ear out for further rounds) The recent rollout of the Digital Agriculture Investment Scheme  is exciting news for farmers in Victoria. Regardless of whether you’ve managed to apply and be accepted for one of the grants available or not, the fact that the Victorian Government is now starting to help farmers access valuable technology for their farms is such a great step towards simplifying current processes and improving quality of practices throughout the agricultural sector. What is the Digital Agriculture Investment Scheme? The Digital Agriculture Investment...

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Fly the Farm Mini Tutorials - DroneDeploy Stand Assessments

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Welcome to the first instalment of our new Mini Tutorials! In these videos we will share with you quick introductions to various products and services that we recommend. First up, Stand Assessment by DroneDeploy. While we may be in the midst of winter, farmers are always looking ahead to their next crop to ensure they are prepared. Of course, the biggest step with the planting of any crop is getting a good establishment. This summer, Australian corn and soybean growers and agronomists will have access to DroneDeploy’s new Stand Assessment to support decision making around potential replant situations.  Released earlier...

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Rotorcraft Asia-Pacific e-News January Report 2020 - Fly the Farm

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The use of drones in agriculture is starting to gain traction in Australia. In particular we are seeing increased interest in spray drones, particularly with Agriculture Victoria now allowing drone spraying to occur with a wider range of unmanned aircraft from the middle of December 2020. We are now hoping that other state regulatory bodies will come into alignment with CASA regulations to open up the use of spray drones across Australia, in particular for farmers & graziers wanting to use these UAV’s on their own properties. I do have to say that drone spraying is one of my favourite...

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