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Environmental sustainability is central in our daily operations. Operating out of Saskatchewan and Alberta to serve Western Canada.
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Strongfield Enviro Jul 28
Very cool tour today out in Naicam at the research site! Very interesting to see how all the data layers come together in the decision making process. And also satisfying to how well that drone seeded alfalfa has come all on its own!😍😍
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Farming Smarter Jul 23
gave a live demonstration of a 10L spray drone
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Strongfield Enviro Jul 23
Replying to @nozzle_guy
That’s what we hear! Very promising. And very excited for our tour on Monday! Looking forward to learning so much more about the site
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Tom Wolf Jul 23
Replying to @strongfieldenv
The drone seeded forage caught nicely, .
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Strongfield Enviro Jul 23
Thanks so much for having us out!
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Strongfield Enviro Jul 19
Replying to @CropProCory
Looking forward to our tour!
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Strongfield Enviro Jul 19
And another trial we completed over the weekend! This trial we were seeing 12-15ac/hr productivity on a 10L/ac application rate.
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Strongfield Enviro Jul 19
Check out this footage from our foliar Boron treatment for in Naicam, SK! *note*we were looking for coverage on this treatment and not concerned about drift so we were using a finer spray quality nozzle than we would for a herbicide application.
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Strongfield Enviro Jul 14
Fun fact: that’s one of our drones he is pictured with in the article!
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Strongfield Enviro Jul 12
And a higher resolution view of what’s happening out at 20 and 30m downwind thanks to some monofilament fishing line and fluorescent tracer dye.
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Strongfield Enviro Jul 12
Yes it definitely would. The biggest hurdle to overcome is targeting the spray through the turbulence. The nozzle above the plant in question doesn’t necessarily deposit the chemical straight down due to the turbulence.
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Strongfield Enviro Jul 12
As long as we are properly lit to be visible throughout flight there is nothing in the Canadian Aviation Regulations that stops us from spraying at night. Same thing with swarming - as long as designed to do so from the manufacturer we are allowed up to 5 <25kg without an SFOC.
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Strongfield Enviro Jul 12
These are the curves showing pattern distribution of fine(blue), medium(red) and coarse(green) spray quality nozzles from this exact drone. Flights were normal to wind direction coming from the left of the graph. This is the result of 20 repetitions. Distance in meters.
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Strongfield Enviro Jul 12
The ability to import/export shape files for the flight plan is here already so that makes that side of things easy
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Strongfield Enviro Jul 12
We had papers laid out on the ground at 1m increments perpendicular to flight direction and the flight was centered over the middle of the papers. We measured 20m but the picture only shows the cards with deposition on them
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Strongfield Enviro Jul 12
And this was just measured on a single pass
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Strongfield Enviro Jul 12
This is the only wsp picture I have in my phone. This is a Turbo Teejet vs Lechler Air induction. Papers show 1m increments
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Strongfield Enviro Jul 12
Not on this application. But we did do some water sensitive paper cards on the pattern testing we did down in Texas with the USDA. Spaced on 1m increments for roughly 20m I believe. I’ll see if I can find the picture
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Strongfield Enviro Jul 12
Replying to @MdmCurt @CropProCory
The nozzles we were using are capable of 3L/min combined so 6-7min to empty the tank. We were aiming for 20L/ac so we were getting 1ac/fill. But if we can drop down to 2gpa we should be 2-2.5ac/fill. 2 loads per battery charge.
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Strongfield Enviro Jul 12
Replying to @MdmCurt @CropProCory
It really only takes 30s-1min to fill the tank with a proper hose. We had to Frankenstein a hose that barely fit into the tank opening for this job. But yes, auto refill will be a cool option
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