From identifying soil issues to detecting unhealthy crops, drones can help you make data driven decisions on your farm. Agricultural drones are becoming a tool like any other consumer advise, it’s all part of a trend toward increasingly data-driven farming.
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.
Drones can take multispectral images, capturing 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 in a way that can’t be seen with the naked eye.
Drones 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.