Drones in Agriculture, Forestry and Viticulture
Precision farming is finding its way into agriculture and viticulture, whereby, for example, the drone flies an automated, pre-programmed route. These flights (accurate down to a few centimetres) can be repeated as often as needed.
The degree of ripeness and the optimum harvesting time in both the fields and the vineyard are determined from the air, irrigation and fertiliser requirements are precisely determined, damage is located and pests are combated in a highly efficient manner. This is supported by multi-spectral and infra-red (NIR) cameras mounted on the drone, along with specially constructed delivery equipment, e.g. for trichogramma.
Depending on the size and nature of the areas to be managed, there are various types of drone from different manufacturers that are suitable for use. In this way the drones optimise the use of resources and reduce costs in a sustainable and ecologically friendly way without interrupting the normal daily routine.
We would be pleased to give you more details of projects successfully implemented under our “Complete Precision Farming project”.
As a full service provider we support our customers at every stage,
assisting with requirements definition, procurement of the best airframes and suitable sensor systems, tailor-made special developments, conducting test flights and operating the drones. A sound evaluation of the data gathered using scientific analysis tools and done in close collaboration with universities completes our portfolio of services.