Share | 12/19/2023
Transforming a livestock field into fertile land ready for cultivation and multiplying the benefits—this is the remarkable achievement of two technological ag companies in Paraguay. Through a sustainable and technological approach using the eBee X mapping drones, they have elevated their client’s ROI to unprecedented levels.
“We had an area of over 6,000 hectares / 14,826 acres that always served as a cattle ranch. Planting was never possible due to frequent flooding during the rainy season,” states Luis Huemer, the field owner.
In the field, water reached up to the knees, stagnating among the grass, creating challenging working conditions. Huemer attempted to create topographic maps using tractors for 20 days, but it proved futile. Many tractors broke down or got stuck in the mud.
When it was impossible to continue with the tractors, Huemer contacted the consulting and technological companies Conagro SRL and Gestecner for assistance with topographic mapping. They opted to work using two AgEagle’s eBee X fixed-wing drones.
The mapping of the entire 6,000 ha / 14,826 ac was completed in just 3 days with the two eBees. This enabled the design of drainage and soil systematization projects, effectively transforming the unused area into fertile land ready for cultivation.
Favio Fariña, an engineer at CONAGRO SRL, emphasized:“The eBee X drone is the key to our efficiency because it provides us with accurate and precise information. Thanks to this technology, we no longer work blindly.”
Favio Fariña, an engineer at CONAGRO SRL, emphasized:
The eBee X is the ideal choice for extensive coverage—up to 500 hectares / 1,235 acres in one flight—delivering precise data. The professional mapping drone offers 90-minute flights, RTK, PPK, and features a range of interchangeable photogrammetry cameras for 2D and 3D mapping. The selected camera for this mission was the S.O.D.A. RGB drone camera.
Interested in the story? Watch the use case in this video (in Spanish with English subtitles):
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