IntelinAir Featured on WCIA: Start Up Develops MRI for Ag

IntelinAir was recently featured on WCIA-TV in Champaign, Ill., in a story that included commentary from our director of operations, Bob Coverdill.

Champaign, Ill.—A start up business at the University of Illinois Research Park could help farmers across the state and beyond. We’ve seen companies take pictures of fields from the sky. Workers at IntelInAir plan to do that and more. They’ll be able to pinpoint problem spots for farmers to check out.

Company leaders say they know farmers are busy, so they want to make this as easy as possible. They’re basically making an MRI image of fields. They plan to send airplanes to take pictures once a week, probably between 10 am and 2 pm, since that’s when the lighting is best. Those pictures will be analyzed with a specific algorithm to show which areas need more attention, because they’re damaged, have weeds or need more nutrients. The results will come right to the farmer.

You can watch the original broadcast and read the accompanying article here.