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  • Wildfire risk index: highlights human causes

    A new risk index allows areas to be identified which are most at risk of wildfires as a result of human activity. Understanding which factors affect the risk of humans causing wildfires could help inform strategies for fire prevention. Between 1980 and 2004, there were approximately 380,000 fires in Spain. The majority of these were caused by people, whether unintentionally or not. As well as ...

  • Sentera Unlocks the Power of Drone Data with More Features, at Significantly Lower Price Points

    AgVault and OnTop Software Platforms Now Available at Tiered Subscription Levels Sentera is enabling every drone user to unlock the power of their data by offering AgVault and OnTop software platforms at affordably priced tiered subscription levels. An annual subscription is now offered at a 79% price reduction, unlocking the power of drone data management for even more users. ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • Sentera Launches High-Precision Sensor Product Line

    Today, Sentera announced new additions to its small, lightweight High-Precision Single Sensor product family. The new High-Precision NDVI Single and High-Precision NDRE Single utilize patent-pending technology to improve spectral band separation and generate more accurate vegetation index measurements. The High-Precision Single sensor is available in two variants: normalized difference vegetation ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • Pinpointing drought coast to coast

    Take vast quantities of satellite remote sensing data. Season with time. Mix generously with information about climate, soils, and recent rainfall. These are the ingredients for the Vegetation Drought Response Index. Known to specialists as VegDRI, this computer modeling and monitoring method provides continuous drought information over large regions and supplies finer spatial detail than other ...

  • New satellite sensing tool for improving agricultural land use observation

    FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) data indicate that annually 2500 km3 of freshwater are used for agricultural production, which amounts to 70% of the water resources the whole of humanity consumes in a year. With the global population continuing to grow at a high pace, it is essential to optimize the use of water resources and to increase agricultural production in ...

  • Drones help farmers in the Philippines prepare for climate disasters

    In a bid to stay ahead of the negative impacts of climate change, floods and typhoons on food security, the Government of the Philippines and FAO have started using unmanned aerial drones to assess where farmlands are most at risk from natural disasters and quickly assess damages after they strike. Under a pilot phase of the still-fledgling project funded by   the Ministry of Agriculture of ...

  • What is NDVI?

    What is NDVI? For more than 40 years agronomists and scientists have used Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) to assess the health of crops and plants. But what is NDVI? And how do you know you’re getting the real deal? How does NDVI relate to crop health? NDVI was created when scientists learned that a plant’s unique reflection of a ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • Crop management: how small do we go?

    The use of on-the-go crop and soil sensors has greatly increased the precision with which farmers can manage their crops. Recently released research in Agronomy Journal questions whether more precise management is necessarily more efficient. They discovered that the law of diminishing returns applies to precision agriculture, calculating how large of an application area is optimal for precision ...

  • Sentera’s real-time NDVI video streaming is a giant leap for growers & agronomists everywhere

    Streaming Directly to Your Mobile Device in Real Time Sentera today announced the upcoming release of LiveNDVI video: livestreamed NDVI video via the Sentera Double 4K sensor. This breakthrough technology will offer agronomists worldwide the fastest way to make decisions and specify inputs based on complete, real-time data. Sentera’s Double 4K “little green sensor” ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • Sentera Responds to Market Demand Adding TrueNDVI™ to DJI Mavic Drone

    Sentera today announced its ability to convert a DJI Mavic ™ drone into a precision scouting tool that collects TrueNDVI™ crop health data. The ultra-lightweight, super-precise Sentera NDVI Single Sensor is integrated onto the pocket-sized Mavic drone, featuring one of DJI’s most sophisticated flying cameras ever. In a single flight, visual-band RGB, near-infrared (NIR) and ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • Sentera builds reseller network to over 350 agriculture store fronts

    Sentera today announced the availability of its precision agriculture solutions at over 350 retail locations across North America. By broadening the reach of Sentera’s precision agriculture offering, agronomists, crop consultants, and growers can leverage critical normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) data starting day one of the 2017 growing season. Early adopters immediately see ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • Sentera Enables UAV Flight Planning that Far Exceeds Battery Life

    Sentera announced today their latest update to the AgVault™ 2.0 Mobile iOS app, featuring a battery-swap capability that enables operators to plan a flight of any size and seamlessly accommodates any number of battery swap-outs. The feature monitors UAV battery life, notes the exact ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • Sentera Partners with RDO Equipment Co. to Offer UAV Solutions

    Sentera-RDO Equipment partnership brings complete UAV solution packages to RDO Customers Sentera is excited to announce its partnership with RDO Equipment Co., a total solutions provider with 78 stores servicing the agriculture, construction, environmental, surveying, and irrigation industries. The RDO Equipment partnership augments RDO’s already robust product ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • Sentera Launches Revolutionary Fixed - Wing Phoenix 2 Imaging UAV

    Sentera, LLC, a global provider of UAV hardware, sensors and data management platforms, brings a whole new level of control to users with the Phoenix 2 Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), launched today. The Phoenix 2 is light-weight and highly durable, and may be the most precise drone available today. “The Phoenix 2 brings a level of precision and accuracy to UAVs that hasn’t ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • Sentera Launches Revolutionary Fixed-Wing Phoenix 2 Imaging UAV

    Sentera Phoenix 2: The Most Precise Grid Pattern the Market Has Seen Sentera, LLC, a global provider of UAV hardware, sensors, and data management platforms, brings a whole new level of control to users with the Phoenix 2 Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), launched today. The Sentera Phoenix 2 is lightweight and highly ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • DroneMate Reselling Sentera Solutions Throughout New Zealand

    Drones, Sensors, and AgVault Software Sentera, LLC, a global provider of remote sensing hardware and data management solutions has signed a reseller agreement with DroneMate, New Zealand’s premier agriculture and inspection drone and sensor distributor. The agreement gives New Zealand’s agriculture industry access to Sentera’s proven end-to-end ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • Carbon dioxide & methane rose sharply in 2007

    Global levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, the primary driver of global climate change, increased by 0.6 percent last year alone, by 19 billion tons. Additionally methane rose by 27 million tons after nearly a decade with little or no increase. NOAA scientists have released these and other preliminary findings as part of an annual update to the agency’s greenhouse gas index, which tracks data ...

  • Rise Above Selected to Resell Sentera Solutions Throughout Australia

    Rise Above is Australia’s leading provider of custom drone systems to the aerial agriculture, mining, cinematography, and industrial industries. With the signing of the agreement, Australia’s agriculture industry gains access to Sentera’s proven end-to-end normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) solutions including agriculture drones, ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • Vast forest fires in Indonesia spawn ecological disaster

    For farmer Achmad Rusli, it was a season of smoke: Ten weeks without sunlight for his oranges, guavas and durians, thanks to deliberately set forest fires that burned a chunk of Indonesia the size of New Jersey. The fires have finally died down with the arrival of monsoon rains, but too late for his crops, which are far too measly to sell. "We had not seen the sun in a two-and-a-half months," ...


    By Associated Press

  • Green spaces linked to improved cognitive development in schoolchildren

    Exposure of primary schoolchildren to outdoor green spaces is linked to an improvement in their cognitive development, finds a new study, which is the first of its kind. The association may be partly explained by reductions in traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) near green areas. Approximately half of the global population live in cities, and it is projected that by 2030, three of every five ...

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