Midterms are here!

Midterms are here!

Wait, what?! Midterms? Isn’t that something I dealt with in school? Technically, yes. But, even in the professional environment, the anxious feeling of taking midterms occurs. It’s right around this time every year, regardless of your location. Maybe your weather has been completely unbearable and as a result, disease or pests have riddled your property. But, unpredictably you relied on that rainstorm to pass through because your pump station couldn’t maintain pressure overnight. Or maybe you wanted to add that extra protectant to your tank mix but didn’t quite have it in the budget. Perhaps your staff has been somewhat
An Agronomy Drone With a Mind of Its Own

An Agronomy Drone With a Mind of Its Own

Drones have become common in industries that need to cover a lot of ground like film productions, fossil fuel extraction, archaeological digs, military surveillance, forestry, and agriculture. The field of agronomy has been particularly aided by drones when it comes to studying plant health and management. Drones can capture and analyze small details on individual plants from over a hundred meters high. Farmers are starting to line up for this new technology.
Trend: Drones Give Golf Courses An Eye In The Sky

Trend: Drones Give Golf Courses An Eye In The Sky

Most every weekday, just before noon, Kevin Hauschel carries his drone to its designated launch site, attaches its propellers and sends an all-systems-go text to a pilot more than 2,500 miles away. Promptly, the drone launches and begins its GPS-programmed, 20-minute flight across Meadow Club’s 18-hole golf course in Fairfax, Calif. It’s a routine that might, for some, get tedious. But Hauschel, golf course superintendent at the San Francisco-area club, watches in wonder. Every time his drone takes wing, he sees something most other superintendents cannot: the future.
Golf Course Superintendent Using Greensight to Fine Tune Sand Topdressing Applications

Golf Course Superintendent Using Greensight to Fine Tune Sand Topdressing Applications

I’m sure the start of the year has been busy, especially if you’re in northern climates! With a relatively light snowfall, aeration practices have begun or will be in process over the next few weeks. GreenSight headquarters has also been extremely busy! Our sales team has been meeting with existing customers and bringing new ones into the sky! Our software/development team has been busy working on new integrations such as Spectrum Technologies TDR350 moisture meter data and continuing to perfect our industry-leading flight time Dreamer drone. Our flight ops team is not only continuing to fly and produce incredible imagery
A Perfect Marriage: Superintendent Blends Turf and Tech

A Perfect Marriage: Superintendent Blends Turf and Tech

Most of us are familiar with Thomas Edison’s definition of genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. Here’s another one you’ve probably heard a million times: Necessity is the mother of invention. Jason VanBuskirk, who founded one of the golf industry’s rare tech startups (and whose company was recently acquired by another), bridles at the genius label. “I’ve always thought of myself as the resident geek,” he says. But if we meld the two aphorisms above and salt that mixture with a serious case of viral encephalitis, we’ve outlined the factors that led one superintendent — whose work-life balance
GreenSight Launching Their Second Generation Turfgrass Drone Service

GreenSight Launching Their Second Generation Turfgrass Drone Service

GreenSight’s drone systems, shipping in January, are offered as a annual lease and include the drone hardware, free hardware upgrades, support, and access to automated data processing and alerts to changing turfgrass conditions. The system was developed in conjunction with some of the most respected golf course superintendents in North America and refined in collaboration with agrochemical companies over their test plots in the U.S. and Europe. This second generation of the GreenSight drone includes a proprietary thermal camera enabling the company’s software to determine the transpiration rate of 9-holes of turfgrass each flight. The drone flies completely autonomously; the