Using drones to protect your investment... 

Yes it's time, it's 2019, and the robots are here to stay. But you don't need to call Sarah Conner quite yet. These robots aren't taking our jobs...they're saving our ass.

Drones are solving new problems everyday with extremely accurate data across economically vital industries. Specifically in agriculture, drones have transformed from a neat toy to have on the farm to a crucial data collector.

Each farm and crop is different, but across the board drones are helping farms identify and analyze variables such as plant health, field performance, and plant count. 

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Monitor plant health throughout the season by utilizing NDVI data to identify infestations or over stressed plants.

A sugar beet grower in Idaho used drones to detect pests and prevent lost revenue of nearly $60,000 on his 185 acres of sugar beet crop.

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Determine areas of the field that are under performing due to issues pertaining to nitrogen or irrigation.

Researchers at Kansas State University and University of Pisa discuss the potential of UAV mapping for nitrogen recommendations and increasing yields.

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Develop plant counts and surveys in order to forecast and track row based crop yield.

The Department of Plant Sciences at the Technical University of Munich present their findings on UAV mapping for maize plant counts.

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From soil and field analysis to nitrogen and irrigation monitoring, drones have the potential to revolutionize the agriculture industry. Integrating drone technology into agriculture can allow farmers to increase yields, monitor and assess potential issues and diseases, and optimize their farm to take on many challenging field conditions . These solutions can be custom built for different crops, field sizes, and other variables.

Blueberries are an ideal crop for drone scouting. Blueberries are less land-intensive crops and have a smaller average field size when compared to other popular crops grown in the North Carolina. This smaller field size results in a more manageable data set collected from drone imaging. This allows us to collect the data for the entire field, while on larger farms, select sampling may be necessary. 


PACKAGES

 

LEVEL 1

VISUAL SCOUTING

 

Our team completes a full survey of the field with the drone and provide you with high resolution images and videos.

VISUAL SCOUTING

We use GPS flight control software to ensure a consistent and repeatable flight path, giving you accurate data every time.


LEVEL 2

NDVI REPORTS

+ VIDEO SCOUTING

 

Along with aerial images and videos, we will also complete an NDVI scan of your field. This data can then be used to generate a map catered to your needs, including Plant Health, Field Performance, or Plant Count.

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NDVI REPORTS

An NDVI sensor uses infrared and red light to measure chlorophyll levels of the vegetation. This allows us to measure plant health and other factors.


LEVEL 3

GROUND TRUTHING

+ NDVI REPORTS

+ VIDEO SCOUTING

 

Through our aerial imaging and NDVI reports, we can locate problem areas more precisely. Once these problem areas are identified, our team will capture close up images on the ground, allowing further diagnosis of potential issues. 

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GROUND TRUTHING

On the NDVI heat map, areas of yellow sandwiched between green indicate areas of stress. Red areas represent no vegetation and usually indicate an area where no crops are planted.


Creative Solutions End to End

Our team will lead the way from strategic development, creative pre production, production, post production and delivery, we offer an end to end solution to our clients.

 
 
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