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What is Precision Agriculture?

Precision Agriculture, according to the USDA, is an information and technology based agricultural management system used to identify, analyze, and manage variability within “fields” for optimum profitability, sustainability, and environmental protection. Fields often vary in soil types, elevations, soil chemistry, fertility, and productivity.


Benefits of Precision Agriculture:

As an example of potential savings, the USDA has calculated that if American producers implemented precision agriculture practices to just 10 % of the total farming land in the US, equipment fuel use would be cut by 16 million gallons, herbicide use by 500K gallons, and insecticide use by 4 million pounds per year. One benefit of Precision Ag would be the optimal application of preventive spraying (both quantity and timing). Without knowledge of actual plant health, spraying may be conducted unnecessarily or not conducted where it’s needed.


UAS based Precision Agriculture:

AgTS uses Unmanned Aircraft (UAS), sensors and software to provide the grower the actionable information they need to quickly and accurately assess crop health. For small to medium growers, the cost to acquire this data is typically much less than manned aircraft or satellite based imagery while providing much higher resolution to base decisions on. We can provide the grower maps and other imagery, data sources as means to gain further insight as to the current health and state of their crop well before visual inspections might have noted the problem.



Time reveals more. AgTS uses software analytics specifically designed for Ag use. This software provides intuitive tools that enable detection of changes in field conditions across time, to more confidently identify problem areas.

 

 


How do we do the work?

Flight Operations and Data Collection:

This step involves configuring the aircraft and sensor, safely launching the aircraft, safely recovering the aircraft, and finally extracting the data from the aircraft. We can survey 2500 acres (10 sq. KM) in less than four hours.


Data Processing:

Data processing involves stitching together all of the information gathered during the flight. This information includes the pictures taken, elevation, time stamps, speed, grid coordinates which in turn create the data report for the grower. The entire process typically has a 48-72 hour turnaround time. Once complete it will provide comprehensive maps and images that will allow you, the customer, to make better informed decisions throughout your entire growing season.


 



What services can we provide:

We are able to provide a large variety of information with our ultra-high resolution sensors. Listed below are some of the products we offer:

NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) or Crop Health Assessment

Hydrology

Contour Map

Digital Elevation Model

Topography Map

Bare Ground Assessments

Weed Assessments

Crop Health Monitoring

Irrigation Equipment Monitoring

Top: RGB image of field; Bottom: NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) reveals variability in plant vigor and biomass, often times not visible in standard RGB color imagery.

 

 



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Why join ArgenTech Solutions (AgTS)?



We manage complex technical services 24/7, world-wide, in support of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), in addition to other cutting-edge technical disciplines and services. AgTS recruits, employs, and retains highly trained, professional employees. We value all our employees and the unique backgrounds they bring to the company.


As a Veteran-owned small business, we commend and support our military Guard and Reserve members, as well as all former military. AgTS recognizes that success is dependent upon our employee’s skills, dedication, and hard work. To that end, we work hard to develop and retain our employees. We provide our employees with competitive pay and excellent benefits, as well as encourage the entrepreneurial spirit and development of each employee through a Career Progression program with the goal of promotion within the company, or even starting their own company.


As an employee of AgTS, you can carry out purposeful and challenging work with the potential to create your own opportunities while working with exceptional colleagues. Plus, you’ll have some cool stories to tell at your reunion.


The world is your work place, come join the AgTS family.


Join ArgenTech Solutions Today!

 


“Yesterday is dust, tomorrow a dream. Our gift is now. Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.”


- Tim Fargo


 

 

 

 

Current Opportunities

 

UAS Operator:

Operator is responsible for flying all Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) equipment and will be integrated into a flying schedule with site provided guidance. While operating from the deployed location, all FSRs are responsible to, and work directly for, the assigned Site Lead for daily tasking, regardless of parent company. Each FSR will be integrated into the flying/maintenance schedule and is not solely responsible for one area of the deployment location requirements (programming, maintenance, refueling). The FSR will be integrate with all facets of the operation and be able to operate, communicate, and work in support of mission requirements. It is the FSR's responsibility to ensure mission success through aircraft serviceability, system operability, system reliability and operational support stability.

 

UAS Flight Instructor:

The UAS instructor is responsible for assisting in the development of training curriculum, learning objectives and task analysis for the PUMA/RAVEN UAS Systems. He or she must apply uniform and efficient training and publications processes on the assigned programs. The instructor will also be involved in evaluating training methods and recommending changes/improvements to ensure efficient and effective qualification of students to required standards. He/she must be a Subject Matter Expert for operations and maintenance of the PUMA/RAVEN UAS Systems and provide technical expertise in the development of effective training and product improvement. In addition, the instructor is responsible in obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities and materials needed in support of ongoing training courses. He/she will also help in the preparation of technical, cost and schedule estimates and proposals as well as prepare plans for accomplishing training and documentation tasks specified in contract requirements. The instructor will be responsible for presenting the formalized training courses and materials. Additional duties may involve domestic and international travel for training and deployment support.

 

Electronic Warfare and Counter-UAS Maintenance Field Service Representative (FSR):

FSRs at CONUS and OCONUS locations to provide maintenance and support services for Navy and USMC electronic warfare (EW) and Counter UAS systems and associated equipment to include the JCREW I1B1, MODI, MADS-K, MADIS, CVRJ, systems , Hand Controller Units and Electronics Units and future EW systems

 

Remote Sensing Sales Representative:

The Sales Representative will design and execute sales, marketing, and work plans to support AgTS distribution, training, and maintenance for Alti UAS platforms (Ascend, Transition) and other remote sensing systems currently employed by AgTS Commercial Operations. Training will be provided on the platform, sensors, and remote processing capabilities for aircraft the Sales Representative is responsible for.

 

As an employee of AgTS, you can carry out purposeful and challenging work with the potential to create your own opportunities while working with exceptional colleagues. Plus, you’ll have some cool stories to tell at your reunion.

 

The world is your work place, come join the AgTS family.


Join ArgenTech Solutions Today!

 

 

“Yesterday is dust, tomorrow a dream. Our gift is now. Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.”

 

- Tim Fargo