Topcon Precision Agriculture @ Agritechnica

10. November 2015

The advantages of precision agriculture are evident: The precision positioning technology helps farmers and agricultural businesses to increase productivity, reduce inputs and maximize yield potential. Topcon Precision Agriculture provides complete crop management and control – from crop to vehicle.

Precision for efficient farming

Some will say precision agriculture is way of life. And indeed it is. The benefits of efficient farming enabled by precise detailed information and facts are too attractive. Increasing productivity by site specific measurements and reducing resources of seed, fertilizers, pesticides and so on at the same time just convinces every farmer and agricultural enterprise. The reduction of operation expenses on the one hand and the maximization of yield capacity on the other hand will sustainably change the way food producers will develop, cultivate and use land – in their own interest and to consumers best as well.

Unmanned aerial vehicles for precision agriculture

Topcon Precision Agriculture provides “a full season of solutions” bringing efficiency and productivity to virtually every phase of the farming operation. One new element in the complex cooperation of diverse sensors and geo information systems is the Topcon Falcon 8 UAS drone. The high-tech UAS drone already is in frequent use by industrial and civil engineering operators.

Now the unmanned aerial vehicle will become an important part of the continuously precise land information generation. It offers highly reliable and essential features for the next generation of crucial geo information. See how famers already profit from crop sensing:

USPs of the precision agriculture drone:

  • Precision: The patented V-form octocopter provides accuracy due to exact waypoint positioning and advanced photo position control.
  • Reproduction: The multi-rotor drone is highly flexible in use. Typically Vertical takeoff and landing as well as precisely reproducible, consistent flights guarantee valid measuring results.
  • Sustainability: Area output, low-noise, emission-free and ecological drone operation at any time.
  • Information depth: You receive ultra-high-resolution, stitchable imagery for advanced data processing and analysis.

Global UAS distribution for Precision Agriculture

Due to the worldwide distribution partnership between Topcon Positioning Group and Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) developer Ascending Technologies Topcon Precision Agriculture can provide farmers drone operator packages for precision agriculture applications including multispectral and thermal sensors for detailed ground information. The agreement gives Topcon exclusivity for the global distribution of the AscTec®Falcon 8 rotary-wing model.

Topcon Precision Agriculture @ Agritechnica

Topcon Precision Agriculture welcomes the farming industry in Hannover, Germany on their stand 15J05 in hall 15 at the Agritechnica. Agritechnica – the world’s largest trade fair for agricultural machinery and equipment – opens its doors from 10–14 November 2015. Innovations in agricultural machinery and equipment and the latest solutions and concepts for the future of plant production are presented there. So the Topcon Falcon 8, powered by Ascending Technologies.

About Topcon Positioning Group: Topcon Positioning Group is headquartered in Livermore, California, USA ( Its European head office is in Capelle a/d IJssel, the Netherlands ( Topcon Positioning Group designs, manufactures and distributes precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, BIM, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets.  Its brands include Topcon, Sokkia, Tierra, Wachendorff Elektronik, Digi-Star, RDS Technologies, NORAC and 2LS. Topcon Corporation (, founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7732).

About Ascending Technologies GmbH: Ascending Technologies is a leading developer and manufacturer of autopilot systems, aircraft systems and multi-rotor technology for professional, commercial, civil applications as well as research and development. For this purpose Ascending Technologies achieves pioneer work in sensor data processing and flight attitude control. Due to unique developing capabilities and in-house innovation competence the German company is known for cutting edge solutions and advanced aircraft technology.