Agricultural Field Monitoring
Drones can provide farmers with three types of detailed views.
1. Seeing a crop from the air can reveal patterns that expose everything from irrigation problems to soil variation and even pest and fungal infestations that aren’t apparent at eye level.
2. Airborne cameras can capture data from the infrared as well as the visual spectrum, which can be combined to create a view of the crop that highlights differences between healthy and distressed plants that can’t be seen with the naked eye.
3. A drone can survey a crop every week, every day, or even every hour. Combined to create a time-series animation, that imagery can show changes in the crop, revealing trouble spots or opportunities for better crop management.
In short, the new drones can monitor your crops’ health and yield like no tool in recent history