Crop/Farm Monitoring

“See for miles and miles…”

The development of crops is arguably the most important thing a land area needs to survive. The Agricultural success of a region determines its ability to power its own economy as well as to trade to others and the easier that that development is to monitor then the more fruitful the end result. Unmanned Aerial Imaging offers the ability for agronomists to span acres of different field zones in order to monitor positive and negative processes in crop development, document these variations and enable quick and accurate analysis by teams on the ground.

Crop Vegetation Control

Businesses who rely upon consistent supplies of healthy, raw materials know that a bad harvest or an over-chemically treated crop can be the difference between meeting and missing important projections. With an agronomists education on the ground and Unmanned Aerial Imaging’s technology in the air; detailed, high-quality images can be monitored and scrutinised to detect irregularities in different field zones spanning across large areas and even new regions so as to ensure healthy development.

Crop Yield Forecasting

Advancements in other areas of the Agricultural Industry mean that a final harvest can be fairly well predicted before hand but the more accurate that the information available to forecast from is then the more precise the forecast will be. Different areas of field will face different levels of threat from insects, weather and insecticides; just because your most Southerly zone is thriving doesn’t mean that one further North will be producing an equally as successful crop. Comparisons of Aerial Images taken months apart can give accurate insights into how zones are affected by their location. Unmanned Aerial Imagaing can provide crop reliant enterprises the technology to keep consistent reports on crop developments to allow for accurate forecasting and to then determine realistic goals for their business.

 Flock Monitoring

Counting sheep may sound like sleepy work but it is an essential job in order to ensure farmers and land-owners are accurately taxed on the size of their flock. In the transaction of any amount of animal between land-owners there must be a count before and after the sale for obvious reasons. An Unmanned Aerial Imaging clone would be able to provide these numbers to both the farmers for their count and those who determine the taxation on their animals.

By Keith Trainor