Helping to sustain maximum growth
Monitoring crop activity is more essential now than ever before, especially because the highest possible yields are needed to meet ever-growing world demand for food.
Optimize yield and reduce expenses
With the Alpha 800, highly accurate images can be captured live from your fields – frequently and efficiently – regardless of cloud cover. The data you receive will indicate the areas requiring closer examination.
Soil and field analysis: Precise 3-D maps for early soil analysis are useful in planning seed planting patterns. After planting, drone-driven soil analysis provides data for irrigation and nitrogen-level management.
Crop monitoring: Time-series animations precisely detail crop development and reveal production inefficiencies, enabling better crop management.
Irrigation: Hyper spectral, multispectral, or thermal sensors can identify sections of land that are dry or need improvement. Once the crop is growing, drones allow the calculation of the vegetation index, describing crop health and relative density, and indicate the heat signature (the amount of energy or heat the crop emits).
Health assessment: By scanning a crop using both visible and near-infrared light, Alpha 800-carried devices can identify the level of green light and/or NIR light emitted by each plant. This information can produce multispectral images that track changes in plants and indicate health. A speedy response can save an entire orchard.
Health maintenance: Remedies applied to ill plants can be monitored, increasing the likelihood of overcoming disease.
The following analyses are possible using the Alpha 800 platform:
- Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)
- Normalized Difference Water Index (NDWI)
- Short-Wave Infrared-Water Stress Indices (SWIR-WSI)
- Soil-Adjusted Vegetation Index (SAVI)
- Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI)