Agriculture is the latest branch that can benefit hugely from the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).
Farmers spend a lot of time diagnosing issues only after they arise, and are unable to act predicively to prevent them. An issue has to occur to be addressed. That’s in part to the size of farm lands, and the inability to walk the entire area effectiely and identify issues.
UAV’s can help solve this problem. Since they are airborne, they can cover the entire field in a single flight, and the recorded imagery can be analized for any issues.
However the true power of UAV’s for Agriculture is in the multispectral sensors that they are equipped with. Thank to them, they can measure what’s invisible to the human eye – the reflectance index of the leaf.
To put it in laymans terms, the sensos can see inside the leaf, and using the information can make a variety of diagnosis such as:
- Identify disease and stress
- Identify drought
- Identify fertilization issues (over or under fertilization)
The Return of Investment (RoI) can be more than 136%, depending on your use case scenario.
Survey your farms to identify weeds, dry areas, or fertilization issues. The flight time can be one hour maximum, and the resulting analysis can be performed in less than 4 hours. This will give you a complete status of your field and the confidence you need that everything is as it should be.
Try our UAV services for Agriculture.