Through drone agriculture intelligence, growers have the potential to increase crop yields and reduce water, pesticide, and fertilizer inputs.
Growers are under increasing pressure from all sides. While technology continues to move forward at an ever-increasing pace, the time required to fully understand how to apply the technology to increase efficiency, margins, and ROI presents a challenge to growers.
Agriculture intelligence and evolving technologies provide an opportunity to mitigate risk and alleviate current and future farming challenges. Aerial Vantage brings a time-sensitive, cost effective and scalable solution that provides answers to support time-critical decisions. We turn your agriculture data into information!
Challenges Facing Agriculture Organizations
- Optimizing Crop Yield: It can be difficult for farmers to keep track of important crop metrics such as chemicals per output, water per output, and estimated production potential.
- Unsafe Working Conditions: Farming can be risky, especially in areas with extreme weather. Ensuring the health and safety of both managers and employees of the farm, who often work in harsh, demanding conditions, is a top priority.
- Lay of the Land: Growers manage several acres of land, and it can be difficult to monitor crops and topographic shifts and conditions within this broad scope.
- High Costs of Drone Missions: Large-scale agriculture operations are relying on crewed aircraft (GA), which are very cost prohibitive.
Join Aerial Vantage’s UAS Remote Sensing Flight Program
With support and collaboration from local agricultural, academic, and industry organizations, Aerial Vantage is conducting a growing season test of UAS-collected remote sensing aerial imagery technologies that will benefit growers in the Michigan area.
How Aerial Vantage Can Help
According to Mordor Intelligence, using intelligent farming systems like drones can increase yields by as much as 5%. Aerial Vantage does the heavy lifting for agriculture intelligence using drones, so growers can increase crop yields and reduce water, pesticide, and fertilizer inputs. Aerial Vantage is an industry leader with best-in-class FAA waivers to fly BVLOS uncrewed drone mission for agriculture customers. These waivers allow a scale of imaging that has not been previously available, offering significant cost savings, reduced risk, and more flexibility!
Accelerate pairs aerial imagery with machine learning and artificial intelligence to detect, identify, and summarize the presence of weeds in the field, allowing pest management decisions to be made using hard data. With site specific data, weed pressure can be properly assessed to determine chemical and labor requirements, with the potential to reduce treatment costs when paired with precision agriculture equipment.
Drones help farmers keep careful track of shifting topography and borders to avoid encroaching on nearby land. By using drones, farmers keep close tabs on their properties as they change over time. In addition, land elevation and slope metrics collected from drones help determine optimum seeding rates and spacing and prevent overwatering.
With detailed maps down to the centimeter level, time field scouting is significantly reduced, allowing crop health assessments to be made quickly and efficiently. With advanced sensors that include red edge and near-infrared bands of imagery, vegetative indices such as NDVI and NDRE direct a grower to crop health concerns before the visual eye can detect these issues.
Drones help growers gain fresh insights into irrigation systems with thermal imaging, helping them monitor consistency and make strategic changes to improve water movement and application, help plan irrigation systems, and analyze water distribution to track effectiveness.
Growers can use drones to assess site-specific crop fertility and observe exactly where to apply resources like fertilizer and pesticides. Using this data, it’s possible to achieve greater consistency and maximize production.
Drones can assist before, during, and after disasters, giving farmers advanced data to plan and respond to incidents whenever they occur. Drones can help growers stay on top of rapidly shifting weather conditions, identify disasters when they occur, avoid dangerous and life-threatening situations, and respond quickly to mitigate damage and assess damage over a large area, especially one that may not be safe or reasonable to traverse on foot or by motor vehicle.
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Why Aerial Vantage?
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