Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News.
We hit a major ForestTECH News milestone this month, with September 2021 being our 50th issue. After more than a decade of running the major annual forest technology series ForestTECH and two decades of publishing the weekly Friday Offcuts enewsletter, in 2017 we launched the monthly ForestTECH News.
The aim, based on feedback and discussions with ForestTECH delegates, was to keep the community of forest resource managers, remote sensing and mapping specialists and inventory foresters better informed with relevant news and technologies on a more regular basis. The newsletter has published now 490 stories and grown to over 6,500 subscribers. We thank you for your contributions and ongoing support.
ForestTECH 2021 is just around the corner and, this month and related to this year’s event, we profile how to better minimise spray drift within forestry management. Modelling and trials have highlighted a number of key factors that can help reduce environmental impacts and reduce costs. ForestTECH 2021 is running in Rotorua, New Zealand and live online on 23-24 November 2021 and registrations are open.
There’s no surprise that we’ve also built in a number of drone related stories this month. Forestry was one of the first industries to harness the potential for drones in day-to-day management, from everything from monitoring forest operations, forest inventory, planting and post plant spraying. The innovation continues. This month we have updates on innovative design, robotic automation systems, a one-stop-shop for reforestation services using drones, drone-mounted LiDAR and early bushfire protection with drones.
Check out these stories and much more below. Enjoy this month’s issue.
Stories this issue:
- Radically different Transwing eVTOL design offers some huge advantages
- DroneDeploy snaps up NZ robotics company
- DroneSeed acquires major forestry seed supplier
- Drone based LiDAR services extended with DJI Zenmuse
- Large-scale UAV-Lidar survey in the tropics
- Using drones for early bushfire detection
- Minimising spray drift in forestry operations
- App for bushfire prediction
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