SOUTH AFRICA, September 2018 – Environmental Manager and licensed drone pilot, Louise Jupp has released her debut book, titled ‘Precision Farming from Above: How Commercial UAV/Drone Surveys are Helping Farmers to Improve Crop Management, Increase Crop Yields and Create More Profitable Farms’.   It debuted as a #1 new release in Surveying and Photogrammetry and went to #2 best seller behind fellow South African, Elon Musk!

Louise explains the major benefits of commercial drone systems and drone surveying to farmers.  In plain language, she unpacks drone technology, aerial surveys, advances in specialist cameras, multispectral/thermal imaging, high-end software and analysis, applications and commercial aviation law in a way that makes sense to any agri-business.

‘Precision Farming from Above’ is specifically aimed at progressive farmers anywhere in the world who are looking to improve land management, increase crop yields and operate a more profitable and environmentally sustainable business.

Precision Farming from Above: A #1 Hot New Release in Sustainable Agriculture and Surveying and Photogrammetry

The book is available in paperback and in Kindle format across Amazon’s global retail websites.  A copy of the 3D book cover and book trailers are available on

Comments received about the book:  ‘You have written a really good technical book. I like how it reads like a sleeves rolled up chat over a cup of tea on the bonnet of a Jeep in the field without dumbing down the science, agribusiness or civil aviation laws.’ Andrew Priestley
About the Author:

Louise Jupp is co-founder and Director of Terreco Aviation (Pty) Ltd (2016) and a licensed drone pilot.  She was one of the first women to obtain her license from the South African Civil Aviation Authority in 2016.  She has a Master’s Degree in Environmental /Science and over 26 years experience in environmental management in the UK, Europe and Africa.   Her goal is to help farmers and growers world-wide achieve more productivity and to help nations meet rising global demand for food production at a significantly lower environmental cost.  Visit for more information.

About Terreco Aviation:

Terreco Aviation is currently finalizing its drone operating licenses with the South African Civil Aviation Authority.  It is our intention to be the premier provider of commercial drone surveys in South Africa with a specific emphasis on delivering solutions to our clients that are innately more environmentally sustainable.  We will commence providing a full range of drone services for the agricultural sector and civil engineering sector once we have completed the licensing process in 2019.  In the meantime, we provide guidance on the licensing processes in South Africa, the regulations and the value of commercial drone services in agriculture and civil engineering.  Visit for more information.

To request an advance copy of ‘Precision Farming from Above’ (WritingMattersPublishing 2018) or to schedule an interview with Louise Jupp, please contact Dalene Murie on +27 43 721 2344 or


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