Imagine if it were possible to give every square centimeter of the field exactly what it needs, when it needs it. The farmer will get bigger crop yield and use less input like fertilizer, water and pesticides. This will result in lower cost both to the farmer and the environment.
Precision agriculture is not something new. Using drones though, is the new way of doing it.
Drones are the new, high-precision way to obtain geo-tagged images from the air and are much cheaper than satellite imaging, manned scouting and manned aircraft surveillance.
Why would farmers and land owners need such technology:
Great precision: drone cameras take centimeter-level images that reveal much more detail about the crop's condition
Early problem detection: when surveying more frequently, any abnormalities like weeds and pests can be detected at early stage
Field scouting - instead of using vehicles, drones can now scan much bigger area, much faster
Index reporting - cost-effective way to monitor crop health by using NDVI (normalized difference vegetation index).
These advantages can help farmers detect problems faster and react more quickly which can save thousands every year.
So how can we help
Since plants also reflect light, using NDVI cameras can be very helpful. Healthy vegetation absorbs most of the visible light but reflects most of the near-infrared light. Unhealthy or sparse vegetation reflects more visible light and less near-infrared light.
The image below shows the vegetation index of an orange field where red shows low or bad vegetation and the green shows good and healthy crops.
We are also able to deliver historical images of the fields. Pictures in time can be easily taken from a point in space of your choice over a certain period of time. For example we come out and take one picture every week at 40 meters altitude showing part of the field.
This way, farmers can easily compare crops development, growth, damage after bad weather, etc.
Here is an example we took from Google Earth. They have satellite images dating back to 1935.
So to do that, we come out and fly over your field and provide you with essential overview.
A perspective you haven’t seen before.