Crop Scouting Applications
There’s an old saying, “You don’t know what you can’t see." This is especially true in crop scouting as you can’t walk every inch of a field. With UAS you can just about see every inch in a field. With on board sensors, UAS allow you to ‘see’ the plants in a different way, allowing you to be better informed on the health of your crops.
UAS applications start at the beginning of the growing season with planting. With high resolution cameras on a UAS, you can detect the small seedlings as they emerge. Algorithms are used to count the emerging crop to determine plant density and uniformity across the field.