FalconScan, an aerial imagery company, is expanding from its home base in California to provide service to customers in the Midwest for the 2010 season.
“FalconScan combines state-of-the-art remote sensing science and commercial-off-the-shelf technology to rapidly deliver high resolution ortho photos, NDVIs and field maps to help growers efficiently manage crops, reduce inputs and save money,” says Alex Howerton, FalconScan general manager.
Georeferenced imagery is collected using sensors mounted on aircraft. The sensor collects and stores imagery, which is sent electronically to FalconScan for processing, and then onto the customer via the Internet.
The company has been working with specialty crops for a number of years inCalifornia, including nut and vine crops and high-value fruits and vegetables. It has done work on corn and rice as well, and is planning a major expansion into commodity crop territory this year. The company is seeking both customers and precision service providers to act as partners.
FalconScan currently offers Multispectral (Green, Blue, Near infrared) and Green NDVI (monochrome or color mapped) image types. It will be adding red NDVI and other new indices, 1 millimeter resolution, more rapid product delivery, and water stress detection capabilities in 2010.
For more information on FalconScan or to inquire about partnering opportunities, contact Alex Howerton via email: [email protected].