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The government has introduced new measures in 2021 Budget making it more attractive than ever to purchase certain depreciable property like a Wintex or senseFly eBee Ag. To enhance the Capital Cost of Allowance (CCA) deduction for Canadian-controlled private corporations (CCPCs), the Budget proposes “immediate expensing” of certain depreciable property. The expense is available for property acquired on or after April 19, 2021, that is available for use before Jan. 1, 2024.
Spring is a very exciting time, it feels great to be back in the field, when all that crop planning and prep work during the winter is starting to be realized upon. It can be also be very frustrating when the weather does not co-operate, equipment breaks down, or other things go awry. Folks in agriculture are used to dealing with setbacks, but we all need to be fully in touch with our own mental health and to support others. The Do More Agriculture Foundation is hosting Talk it Out beginning May 5th, a biweekly zoom meeting a chance to hear from mental health care professionals,ask questions, and focus on the mental health of your circle.
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Please join us on May 18, 2021 for an informative webinar on. Presented by CartoCanada in partnership with senseFly and Altohelix Corporation.
Come learn about the application process, use of visual observers, and why the eBee X fixed-wing drone is the simplest way for organizations to get approval from Transport Canada for BVLOS flight operations.
In this webinar you’ll learn about: ✅ Current considerations for Canada’s BVLOS application process ✅ Differences between Extended VLOS & BVLOS operations ✅ Operational comparisons of Quads & Fixed-wings on BVLOS ✅ Application advantages to get your program off the ground
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A late fall and continued weather issues may test decision-making processes.
At a time of year when most growers would rather be out on the land or at prepping their planters or drills, conditions in the early spring have limited most people to bide their time and manage what they can.
In Eastern Canada, the weather last fall not only made harvesting corn difficult, it also complicated matters for most wheat growers as well, with cool, damp and wet conditions that left wheat stands heading into winter under less-than ideal shape. A slow transition from winter to spring combined with continued cool and rainy weather have many growers considering switching some of their wheat fields to corn or in fewer instances, to soybeans.
The most important thing in assessing wheat fields at this point in the season is for a farmer to get out of the truck and walk the field. Monitoring or making decisions [...]
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Part 1: Introduction to Vegetation Indices and Pix4D
By Jacob Nederend
MSc Candidate, Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
What is a vegetation index and why can’t I just use NDVI?
In the previous post, I provided a general overview of how to obtain high quality orthomosaics from your eBee’s raw imagery. For agricultural UAV mapping, the last step in that workflow is obtaining reflectance maps from which vegetation indices (VIs) can be calculated. There are numerous resources available online that explain how VIs exploit patterns in the reflectance of visible and near-infrared light, however, a brief definition is the mathematical transformation of at least two spectral bands to enhance the definition of vegetative cover. All of the multispectral sensors currently used for UAV mapping are broadband, with the exception of very expensive and specialized hyperspectral sensors that measure hundreds of narrow bands (<5nm). Since most VIs were developed from broadband [...]
The WINTEX 1000s is an innovative soil sampler which works quickly and effectively in all kinds of soil. It has a hydraulic hammer which, together with pressure from the hydraulic cylinder, ensures that the probe goes into the ground, down to the desired depth. The pressure from the cylinder can be adjusted according to the type of soil, and the depth can be adjusted according to the user’s needs.