3D draining and erosion management workshop

Join Queensland Drones and Growcom’s Hort360 staff for an information session this month on taking your property planning to the next level. DATE: Tuesday 22 November 2016 TIME: 9:30 – 11:30am, followed by BBQ lunch LOCATION: Cameron & Mary Lister’s Farm. Access via Old Gympie Rd, Glasshouse Mountains between Sahara Rd & Fullertons Rd. Look for the Hort360 signs. COST: … Read More

DJI drones for farmers

For some time now I’ve been watching uneasily as DJI Phantom quadcopters are increasingly marketed to farmers as agricultural survey tools. With the greatest of respect to some of the people who are selling these drones, mostly with good intentions, I feel they might be doing more harm than good. We fly the DJI Phantom 3 Professional in our business operation … Read More

Carrot tops and chick pea salad recipe

carrot tops with chickpeas

We recently did a survey of some carrot trials for Kalfresh at Gatton and grower Tony Byrne got chatting to my wife (and official “spotter”) about vegetable recipes. As a result, she walked away with a lovely bunch of very fresh carrots complete with tops, and a promise to post a recipe for a carrot tops and chickpea salad. So … Read More

Drone surveys a good fit for cotton growers

Agricultural drone surveys like those provided by Qld Drone Photography have been embraced by broadacre growers because of the massive advantages of aerial crop scouting over ground-based crop scouting in large fields like cotton. But are they really effective? Although we see results for ourselves in the outcomes of surveys we perform for our customers, we also look to external … Read More

Launch of the Ag Eagle in SE Qld

Qld Drone Photography and Falcon UAV joined forces again this week for the official launch of the Ag Eagle precision agricultural drone to the horticulture sector in the Lockyer Valley with an on-farm demonstration at Greg Lerch’s broccoli farm in North Laidley. Channel 9’s WIN TV News from Toowoomba came along to cover the launch and this is what they … Read More

Ag Eagle featured at PMA Fresh Conference

Qld Drone Photography and Falcon UAV joined forces this week to present the Ag Eagle precision agriculture UAV to horticulture growers, distributors and marketers at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Connections 2016 conference and trade show at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre. The level of interest shown in the Ag Eagle display by conference delegates shows that aerial crop survey … Read More

Farmers of the future will utilize drones, robots and GPS

Agricultural surveys using drones in Queensland

Alex Thomasson, Texas A&M University Today’s agriculture has transformed into a high-tech enterprise that most 20th-century farmers might barely recognize. After all, it was only around 100 years ago that farming in the US transitioned from animal power to combustion engines. Over the past 20 years the global positioning system (GPS), electronic sensors and other new tools have moved farming … Read More

Look for us at PMA 2016 in Brisbane

Are you attending the Produce Marketing Association annual conference in Brisbane on 18th May 2016? Drop by and check out our purpose-built, “tractor-tuff” Ag Eagle agricultural survey drone at Stand 20, opposite Orora in Aisle 10. Ask us about NDVI crop imaging and what it can do for your produce farm. Book a free, no-obligation on-farm demonstration and see what … Read More

Shooting aerial video

Aerial photograph of Swanbank Reservoir

One of the aspects of drone photography I most enjoy and will continue to pursue even if my commercial interests take me elsewhere is aerial video. There’s something incredibly satisfying about planning an aerial videography route, thinking about what I’m going to capture and then comparing that to what I get after I’ve edited and compiled the raw videos … … Read More

Becoming a commercial UAV operator

UAV agricultural surveys

How (not) to make money with drones If you’ve been browsing our website, you’ll have read that we’re currently working through the process to become a certified commercial operator of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones). You might be wondering why that’s a process and not just something we apply for. So here’s the story. Flying drones for fun is … Read More