Real time drone maps allow for more accurate crop monitoring. While satellite maps may be out of date, drone maps provide an up to the minute look at potential problem areas. This leads to an effective IPM plan.
Mapping can be done at any time during the crop cycle, regardless of field conditions or accessibility. Field maps can then be used by an agronomist to prescribe treatment.
RGB & multispectral imaging allows access to different indices, such as measure of irrigation, detection of nutrient deficiencies, and identification of areas affected by pests, weeds, and disease.
Utilization of the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) allows for evaluation of photosynthetic activity, biomass, plant and soil moisture, and plant stress.