CAE is a national leader in the agricultural application of sensor, robotic and computing technologies and has a drone program that has taken flight with several industry collaborations.
Tomorrow’s farmers will look to the skies not just at the ground. Using machine vision to identify unhealthy crop areas will mean direct benefits for the cotton, grains, pastures and viticulture industries.
A cost-benefit analysis commissioned by the Cotton and
Research Development Corporation (CRDC) showed IrriMATE™ technology to be a major driver for greater water productivity in the cotton industry.
The analysis showed that water savings across cotton systems were 28.5GL/yr with a corresponding economic gain of $33m/yr. The average farmer utilising the technologies can generate $83,000/year extra profit.