SPEAK WITH AN EXPERIENCED DRONE EXPERT
Traditional crop scouting has been given a great assist with the development of drone technology which enables farmers to inspect larger areas in much less time, and gather types of information never before possible. Provided with a pre-planned flight path or area, the drone can cover the area quickly and gather data on crop health, projected yields, and potential problems. With this information in hand, the farmer is equipped to make informed decisions about the correct levels and types of fertilizer or pesticide application. When farmers are able to make this sort of targeted application, they are able to increase yield while reducing inputs, which saves resources and lowers the environmental impact, increasing sustainability
Real Life Applications of Drones in Professional Way
Carrying multispectral sensors that are able to detect up to five discrete spectral bands of light (near-infrared, red edge, red, green, blue) reflected from vegetation, drones are able to gather essential data on crop health. Since healthy vegetation reflects more of certain types of light than unhealthy vegetation, maps resulting from captured light data help farmers to identify nutrient deficiencies and even detect diseases before they’re visible to the naked eye. This, in conjunction with the precision GPS available in many drone models and thermal camera sensors, aids farmers in such tasks as phenotyping, crop health mapping, water stress analysis, leak scouting, fertilizer management, zone mapping, disease identification and more. Data gathered by drone is easily downloaded for analysis by a variety of software programs that are designed to help farmers make informed decisions about crop management.