Precision agriculture using our drone services will transform the way you view your farm and assist you in making improved management decisions for your business.

Viewing your crops from above offers a new perspective in farm management.  A standard camera (RGB) will show patterns that can assist you in identifying sub-standard areas that may otherwise be overlooked and/or assist in gaining a better understanding of known problem areas such as poor drainage.  Using an additional specialist camera will pick up crop canopy differences that the naked eye cannot identify.

Our Near Infra-red (NIR) camera from Sentera helps identify healthy and unhealthy crop areas.

What is NDVI? How does it work?

Healthy plants absorb visible light and reflect NIR; less healthy plants reflect more visible light and absorb more NIR.  Combined into a “plant health index” called NDVI (Normalised Difference Vegetation Index), you’ve got a neat map showing you the good, the bad and the ugly on your farm.

Regular surveys throughout the crop cycle will show how disease or drought stress, to give two examples, spread through the crop.  Observing these changes by creating crop management zones enables farmers to perfect irrigation schedules and make accurate yield predictions, whilst gaining insights into disease, weed and pest activity and improving yields by identifying issues and allowing the appropriate corrective action to be taken in a more timely and effective manner.

Trials with fertilisers, chemicals, irrigation or different cultivation techniques can be monitored over time and management practices for future crops can be developed.

We can help you cut costs, deliver efficiencies and save time in your Agricultural business.

Other services provided in the agriculture sector include:

Plant/population counts

3D modelling of buildings and inclined terrain

Stock monitoring

Fence and water trough monitoring

OH&S maps

Hazard identification

Video or stills for inclusion in SOP’s and training scenarios

Business and/or product promotion

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