SLANTRANGE Wins Innovative World Technologies Category at SXSW

SLANTRANGE was awarded first place in the Innovative World Technologies category at the 7th Annual SXSW Accelerator Competition held March 14-15, 2015, in Austin, TX.

“SXSW was a fantastic experience for us and we were honored to be included among such an elite group of startups from all over the world. To win and have our vision validated by experts from finance, industry, and technology is humbling,” said SLANTRANGE CEO Mike Ritter.

“Our patent pending technology can transform agriculture with comprehensive, timely, and accurate new crop health information that is unavailable elsewhere. Our system enables farmers to respond more quickly and accurately to emerging health conditions, resulting in improved yields with fewer inputs and reduced impact to the environment,” added Mr. Ritter.

SLANTRANGE’s sensor and analytics system, designed for use on 3rd party drone aircraft, measures multiple crop health indicators invisible to the naked eye, automatically adjusts for changing atmospheric conditions, and provides results within minutes of the drone’s flight for same-day treatment if necessary. The system also produces crop growth records supporting big data farm optimization models that seek to better understand correlations between the many variables that affect crop yields.

“SLANTRANGE’s technology offers solutions for many of today’s agricultural challenges. We look forward to making significant contributions in the multi-billion dollar agriculture industry moving forward,” said Mr. Ritter.

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Invites SLANTRANGE to Panel Discussion

SLANTRANGE has been invited, together with representatives from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Aerial Mob, and Qualcomm to participate in a panel discussion on business opportunities in the emerging commercial drone industry hosted by The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE). The event is open to all and will be held at Janssen Research & Development in La Jolla, CA on March 24, 2015. Please see the event website for details.

Lincoln Journal Star Highlights SLANTRANGE’s Nebraska Farming and Agronomy Partnership

The Lincoln Journal Star’s business section on Sunday highlighted the collaborative relationship between SLANTRANGE and it’s Nebraska farming and agronomy partners.

Over the 2014 season, SLANTRANGE and Agricultural Data & Drones (AD&D) of Friend, NE together conducted a series of verification and validation tests of system performance over corn and soybean crops. Of the SLANTRANGE system, Dave Brauer, a 25-year veteran agronomist and crop scout said, “It makes you a more effective scout… We can see things sooner than what the naked eye can see.” In addition to farming and agronomy expertise, AD&D also supplies SLANTRANGE with local marketing, sales, and customer service support.

The full text of the article can be found at “Crop scouting goes aloft with SXSW tech entry“.