Currently, large farms have the resources to hire consultants to collect data – something Wieting is very familiar with as he has done consulting for the past nine years. The tools those consultants use are very customized packages that include, but are not limited to, drones packed with sensors. These customized packages are generally less accessible to farmers themselves, but would be extremely valuable in identifying and addressing potential problems in their fields. “We want to be able to take pretty much any kind of sensor and integrate it into a drone, and make it all integrated into a single out of the box platform so anyone can use it” says Wieting.
“There are ways that you can put together solutions now, but there’s a big potential market for a more out of box packaged solution that can cater directly to the farmers,” Dragontech aims to bring standardized solutions with customizations to the industry, making for easier and, hopefully, more widespread adoption.