Parrot introduces new end-to-end UAS platform for farmers, agronomists and researchers

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Parrot has introduced its Parrot Bluegrass Fields, which is described as an end-to-end agriculture UAS platform that provides farmers, agronomists and researchers with the insights they need to boost the quality of their crops, and maximize yields.

Part of the Parrot Business Solutions portfolio, Parrot Bluegrass Fields is a combination of the Parrot Bluegrass UAS and the all-new ParrotFields mobile mapping app and Pix4Dfields desktop and cloud-based UAS mapping software.

Featuring a robust carbon-fiber structure, the Parrot Bluegrass agriculture UAS has a flight time of up to 25 minutes, and it is built to perform efficient operations, even in confined areas, thanks to its vertical take-off and landing capability.

Parrot Bluegrass Fields features one-year access to the all-new ParrotFields mobile mapping app. According to Parrot, the app 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.”

Parrot Bluegrass Fields also includes one full 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, as well as prescription maps that can be easily exported to tractors and Farm Management Information Systems.

Additionally, Parrot Bluegrass Fields has two integrated multi-purpose sensors, and Parrot says that Parrot Bluegrass Fields is a “truly multipurpose solution that suits both crop mapping and visual scouting,” thanks to the multispectral Parrot Sequoia sensor and a 14 MP front RGB camera to shoot both pictures and videos in full HD (1080p).

“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,” says 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.”

Some of the other things that are included with Parrot Bluegrass Fields are one Parrot Skycontroller 2 and charger, a backpack, three batteries and a battery charger.