Agricultural Imaging

The application of UAV technology in agriculture around the globe is increasing at a phenomenal pace and is morphing into a high-tech industry. Over the last 20 odd years farming equipment has evolved from a guy driving a tractor with a rough plan in mind to global positioning systems (GPS) guiding the machines with precision acuracy. With the onset of unmanned aerial vehicles and with an array of sensors we can provide a low cost solution.

With our UAV’s, we are able to provide:

  • Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) imaging
    • Monitor crop health and vigor
    • Identify plant stress & health
    • Identify insect and pest infestation
    • Identify plant disease
    • Livestock monitoring
  • Identify erosion and drainage patterns
  • Land planning and assessment

Actionable information that NDVI imaging can provide:

  • Chlorophyll levels
  • Plant stress and health
  • Optimization of Fertilization
  • Nitrogen Management Solutions
  • Insect and pest plant diagnostics
  • Plant disease diagnosis
  • Forrest Analysis
  • Plant Identification
  • Develop farm plan
  • Guide cultivation plan
  • Guide pruning
  • Develop harvest plan based on vigor

In addition to HD digital images, we can provide a number of enhanced services related to the agricultural requirements

  • Ortho-mosaics to provide an HD overview of a large area with the option of a Google Earth overlay
  • Topographic images to calculate drainage patterns
  • 3D Image
  • Plant Counting
  • Plant Height

UAV's offer a number of significant benefits when compared to manned aircraft, and satellite images

  • Lower operating cost
  • Flying at a much lower altitude will produce much greater image detail
  • Greater flexibility - we can schedule flights as often as required, even targeting a specific field
  • Lower environmental impact (UAV's use electric motors)
  • We are able to recreate the exact flight pattern any number of times - which is crucial in tracking temporal changes

Plain Colour (RGB)

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Accurately pinpoints weak spots in field, allows rapid field utilization assessment and provides additional perspective besides typical ground based scouting."

Accurately pinpoints weak spots in field, allows rapid field utilization assessment and provides additional perspective besides typical ground based scouting.

NDVI

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Provides an indication of biomass, canopy structure, nitrogen, moisture, and crop stress."

Provides an indication of biomass, canopy structure, nitrogen, moisture, and crop stress.

GNDVI

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 Optimized to identify water stress in a plant.

NDRE

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Optimized for chlorophyll and nitrogen status of plants. NDRE is also an indicator of insect damage to the crop.

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Viticulture

Broad Acre

Horticulture

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