NDVI map of orchard in Wenatchee, created by FocusGEO. Area in blue box showing more orange color indicates trees under more stress relative to the rest of the orchard.
Drones are revolutionizing the agricultural industry. Drones can rapidly capture aerial imagery and multispectral data of your farm, orchard, or vineyard. That data can be used to quickly generate a Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI). An NDVI map is a representation of the reflectance levels of your crop, which is an indicator of vegetation activity. This provides you with a valuable tool for assessing the condition of your crop, and can highlight areas of the crop that might need further examination. The data collected from a drone can then be used with precision agriculture equipment to refine seeding operations, fertilizer applications, and irrigation plans.
As an orchardist, farmer, or vintner, you have a lot of demands on your time to cultivate your crop and manage your operations. Learning how to successfully collect actionable data about your crop using drones can be challenging and time consuming. FocusGEO provides the technical expertise to capture drone data for your crop, allowing you to use that data to make better decisions and focus on what you do best…growing great crops.