Precision viticulture using drones
The combination of multispectral, aerial images and samples taken from the vineyards produces highly informative maps to help optimise cultivation.
When used as airborne remote sensor platforms, drones assist with the application of vegetation indices (NDVI, EVI), which are then used to create maps of sugar, anthocyanin and acid content, as well as treatment plans for optimising fertilisation and irrigation. This enables qualitative, as well as quantitative harvest predictions to be made.
The remote sensor data gathered by drones is evaluated using scientific analysis tools in close collaboration with university research institutes, which provides a basis for concrete statements on the health of the vines, plant vitality and plant stress levels. It’s also possible to disperse starlings at the same time – a welcome addition to the range of applications and the performance package.
We would be happy to provide you with more information about our projects at renowned wineries in Austria, Italy and other countries.
As a full service provider we support our customers every step of the way,
helping them to define their requirements, procure the best airframes and suitable sensor systems, clarify legal matters, produce tailor-made special developments, operate the drones, and providing professional data analysis and interpretation and big data management.
Please contact us for further details on our individual and modular ‘Flying Winemaker’ packages.