The high-performance drone hardware with the delair.ai platform supports the visual intelligence workflow for field trials.
New generations of drone systems and advanced aerial imagery analytics are revolutionizing both plant science research and the entire agricultural industry by providing comprehensive field-based plant phenotyping data to better understand seed performance in the field. Combined with powerful machines designed to achieve the best-possible breeding performance and harvesting quality in plant variety trials, this can accelerate the progress of breeding programs and reduce labour time and costs per plot.
Designed to provide optimal spectral data and precisely geo localised plant data
Fully integrated multispectral camera for bird's eye view photos, as well as images of biomass and chlorophyll during a single flight. Optional PPK activation for measurement.
Optional wireless or cellular connection over the 3G network (4G-compatible) for unlimited range.
Bird Take Off and Landing – BTOL
Precise take offs and landings – high angle (30 degrees) for restricted areas, slow landing with distance measurement technology.
Easy-to-use Android™ app for operational planning and control
Pre-flight checklist, no-fly zones, modern user interface, in-flight data control.
Orthophoto & digital surface model
Maps: bird's eye view, green vegetation, chlorophyll content, and more
Plant counting, gap and plant height detection Vectorization of field, row, and small plot boundaries
Management zones and sampling points
Alteia.ai performance overview
The platform is designed for gathering, managing, and analysing data from all professional drones.
Exploit visual data
Obtain a comprehensive overview of your sites, progress, and operations across your organization. Create orthophotos, a dynamic, digital surface model slope map, individual boundary lines, source images, comparison view, change map, 3D network, 3D point cloud, special overlays.
Development and integration
Use delair.ai as the back-end for your applications, use individual analysis options or exchange data with your information system.
Alteia – own company for application software
In its efforts to become the world leader in AI-based application software, Delair outsourced the delair.ai software platform for data management and visualization. These areas were bundled under the new company name "Alteia - Visual Intelligence".
Small plot vectorization: small plot boundaries, linking of small plot customer identification of the trial plan with the small plot
Scouting maps: bird's eye view (RGB), plant vitality (NDVI), green biomass (MCARI2), plant green (VARI), chlorophyll content (NDRE), chlorophyll concentration (CCCI), coloured infrared (CIR), soil-adapted plant vitality (MSAVI2), or photochemical reflectance index (PRI)
Statistics/small plots: minimum, maximum, average, standard deviation, scattering
Plant height statistics
Plant and gap detection: plant counting, geo localisation and length measurement of gaps, geo localisation of gaps at the end of rows
Flowering characterization: flowering layer, percentage of yellow flowers per small plot
Emergence characterization: emergence layer, percentage of the emergence per small plot
Immature plants: percentage of immature plants per small plot
Proportion of soil covered in vegetation: biomass cover, degree of soil coverage per small plot
Precise seed singulation: avoiding skipped seeds and doubles
Highly suitable for multiple crops
Machine for many different crop types: maize, soybeans, sunflowers, wheat, barley, rape, beets
Frames available for flexible row spacing from 20 cm/8” to 75 cm/30” and 45 cm/18” to 96 cm/38”
Flexible frame concept with modular system
2-row to 8-row
3-point frame for 2 to 6 rows
Pull-type frame for 4 to 8 rows
Adjustable frame for multiple crop use
Options: fertilizer, micro granulate, wind and rain cover, working lights, barcode scanner, variable fertiliser quantity per plot
Seed purity in the metering unit
Integrated flap for precise plot separation
New geometry of the extraction/suction channel
Maximum planting speed
Sowing speeds up to 5 km/h (3 mph)
Pioneering drive technology
Electric drive of the seed metering unit allows for different seed population from row to row (row-independent)
Modern Easy Plant planting software
Simple and intuitive operation
Enhanced diagnostic options (remote diagnosis)
Precise planting documentation
Simple planning of test fields
The Lunch Box Sprayer was developed to replace the gas charged systems where the operators carry a pressurized bottle of gas on their backs. The lunchbox, so called due to its shape, is carried on the operator’s belt and comprises a battery powered compressor to supply the air to the chemical container. This operates at a maximum pressure of 5 bar. We also supply carbon fibre spray booms made from material developed for the aircraft industry, which gives a very light, rigid boom that is easy for the operator to use.
High output single pump Compressor
Fitted with a lithium-ion battery giving up to 75 % more spraying time per charge at a weight of only 5.5 kg
Designed to replace gas/air cylinders traditionally used to pressurise chemical canisters
Ergonomically designed backpack
Easy plot spraying with lightweight carbon fibre booms
Available in three formats: ’T‘ boom, ’A‘ frame offset & handheld offset
With a choice of up to 7 nozzles at various spacings, typically 500mm, plots of up to 3.0 m or 3.5 m widths can be sprayed in one pass
All booms come with shoulder harness, trigger, pressure regulator and pressure gauge Anti-drip nozzle holders with quick fit caps to take all standard jets are fitted to all booms
An adaptor is available which fits most pressurised plastic bottles from 250 ml to 3000 ml. These bottles are available at a very low cost, so many treatments can be mixed before going to the field
Alternatively metal canisters of 5, 9 and 11 litre capacities can be used
Application rates typically up to 200 litres / hectare can be achieved in one pass
Plot / Row Motion Drill
The tractor-mounted (three-point) or towed seeders for plot and/or precision-spaced planting with electric sowing drive have been developed for maximum precision and flexibility. The two seeder types can be configured as a lightweight or heavy version and it is possible to combine both sowing systems on one machine. The flexible frame and control concept make modifications and upgrades extremely easy, while the Easy Plant planting software enables optimum interlinking of planting and harvesting data.
The modular system with its many options allows you to customize the machine for many different applications. A heavy machine can also be configured for no-tillage application.
High degree of flexibility in field layout
Plot lengths from 1 to 60 m with Plot Motion
Plot lengths from 0.5 to 25 m with Row Motion
Narrow alleys from 0 m Double Row Motion on rotary harrow
Flexible frame concept
Flexible frame and control concept makes conversions and upgrades extremely easy
Same frame module and control module on all seeders from the latest family
CE-certified design ensures excellent visibility and a high degree of safety. Each machine is equipped with steps, a platform, and rails
High degree of modularity in equipment options
Double and triple plot seeders can be configured via the modules as standard
Tractor mounted with three-point or pull-type seeder, planting on beds optional
Both the single row seeder and plot seeder are available as a kit for mounting on a local frame
Can be attached to the WINTERSTEIGER Tool Carrier
Each machine and each kit is subject to rigorous quality control
Modern, user-friendly control system
Modern and intuitive user interface with colour display even with the entry-level control unit. The control system can be operated using buttons or the touch screen
Optimum interlinking of planting and harvesting data, as the Easy Plant planting software is now also available for plot drills.
Variable sowing density as well as fertilizer and microgranulate quantities are possible via field plan import with Easy Plant.
Spraying alleys, gaps, as well as different plot and alley lengths can be implemented even in the basic version
Easy update function via USB port
Varimax Plot Spreader
The 1.5 and 2.0m fertiliser spreader from Trials Equipment has been designed to apply a wide range of product to trial plots
The Stainless steel hopper and Precision moulded plastic fluted rollers that are electrically driven by a stainless steel shaft, ensure a long and reliable working life.
Three-point linkage mounted and with RDS radar metering, this robust but lightweight machine can be used behind a wide range of tractors
Application rate is easily adjusted from 75Kg/Ha to 500Kg/Ha
Supplied with a full width stainless steel tray for easy of calibration
10 outlets on a 1.5m machine and 12 outlets on a 2m, delivering to a full width spreader plate made from stainless steel giving an accurate even spread
Pedestrian spreader is also available
Turbo 12 Pneumatic Fertiliser Spreader
A pneumatic 12 meter fertiliser spreader perfect for full trail applications
A GPS receiver mounted on the roof of the cab gives forward speed, and adjusts spreading rate accordingly
The information can be logged to an SD card for office records
It is also possible to upload field maps with the spread rate to the display unit so as the field map is selected, the rate for that field is also displayed
Calibration is made simple with an easy to remove venturie cassette unit
The feed rollers are easy to remove for cleaning, and out of season storage
The hopper can come in a range of sizes from 900 to 1500 litres. A mesh floor inside the hopper stops any large objects getting into the feed rollers
A cover is in place to stop mud and rain from getting into the hopper and to guard any spray from the tractor wheels
The TURBO 12 Pneumatic Fertiliser Spreader is made from stainless steel with a galvanised chassis
The 16 outlets, at 750mm spacing
The large centrifugal fan is capable of pushing the fertiliser to 24m, giving a good even spread over 12m
2 electronically driven motors drive 2 banks of 8 feed rollers. Each side can be switched off individually
In addition, if required, each side can be set to deliver a different rate. Blanking plates are also available to shut off individual jets.
The WINTERSTEIGER Tool Carrier is a self-propelled unit specifically developed for planting, applying fertilizer and crop protection to tilling of field trials. Its dimensions and low weight guarantee agile use in trial sites and make the machine easy to transport.
Powerful machine with hydrostatic ground drive
Powerful yet quiet Deutz engine
Available in 2 WD and 4 WD version (optional)
High manoeuvrability and cross-terrain mobility due to its compact size
Optimal machine ground clearance
Easy to transport
Long service intervals thanks to high-quality bearings and components
A wide variety of attachments can be mounted to the front and rear using:
Front/rear PTO shaft
Additional control devices
Modern, convenient operator platform
Operating elements are intuitive and easy to use
Tilt-adjustable steering column
Adjustable armrest with integrated multi-function lever
Comfort seat with individual adjustment options
Clear view ahead for the driver and operator of the seeder
Sowing system offers a range of options
Plot seeder or single row seeder with electrical belted cone drive for continuous adjustment of plot lengths
Automatic or manual funnel lift via GPS
Different sowing widths and opener systems available