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AEROSEEDER DRONE

Specifications / Descriptions

  • Maximum Flight Weight 55lbs / 25Kg

  • Payload 30 lbs / 13.6 Kg

  • Flies at 22mph / 35 Kph

  • Diameter 65" / 1.65 m

  • Height 55" / 1.39 m

  • GPS controlled positioning

  • Adjustable seeding rate

  • Sensor controlled altitude and terrain following for uniform application
  • Automatic "Return when empty/resume where left off" function

  • Easy programming and continuous operation

  • Can seed up to 100 acres in an 8 hr day

  • Developed for precision flying and seeding

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HOW WE STARTED

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Elmwood Farm in Garnavillo Iowa, run by CJ&L Inc (a family farm corporation), has always strive for better land stewardship for future generations.


In 2013,Loyal Leitgen, President of C J & L Inc,  planted a cover crop on our farm with a crop duster. The cover crop did not turn well due to late planting by the crop duster .


We wanted a drone that could carry 20 - 30lbs and broadcast cover crops. The compact platform of a drone would be easier to use on smaller acreages. Seeding drones would allow more service providers in the market, and some proficient farmers the possibility of doing the jobs themselves.

 
 
 

COVER CROP FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

The adaptation of cover crops is a key soil health practice and has expanded rapidly to 15.5 million acres in 2018.

The USDA maintains a cost share program with the farmers requires farmers use a seed mix that includes Nitrogen

scavenging plants.  Water run off from fields that have seeded a cover crop contain significantly less pollution generally

and only minor amounts of Nitrates.  Soil health improves to the point that many farmers would continue the practice

even if the USDA discontinued the cost share program.


Ideally the time to seed a cover crop is pre harvest of the maturing crop. 

Daylight time is longer and the probability of

rainfall higher so most preharvest seeding is successful. The vast amount  of the seeding is done with ground equipment

due to the high cost and the lack of available crop dusters.

 

COVER CROP RESULTS

Farms in Clayton County, IA

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GALLERY

Elmwood Farm

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In partnership with UAVENTURE

 

CONTACT US

For more information call Thomas Leitgen

AeroSeeder LLC

28879 232nd Street

P O Box 69

Garnavillo Iowa 52049

+1-563-235-3460 / +1-563-964-9129

 
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