Crop Inspection & Management
With AERO UAVs, farmers can now investigate their crops for signs of
stress or disease at scale. And, our UAVs can simultaneously create
crop maps to help farmers manage both crops and time better.
Aerial thermal imaging has also become an important tool to monitor
nurseries and greenhouses and even detect plant diseases.
AERO UAVs can be customized to simplify inspection - either by standardized flight patterns or fully autonomous flight - with a base station controlling up to 5 aircraft simultaneously. This makes inspecting a large farmland more efficient than previously possible.
AERO UAVs can also help farmers to optimize the use of water through detailed tracking and monitoring. UAVs help large growers manage many fields spread out across a region - particularly with mid-season inspections. AERO's aerial thermal measurement capabilities help growers manage irrigation and water pooling more efficiently.
Agronomists rely on a host of plant and environmental data in managing crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, plant physiology, soil classification, soil fertility, weed control, or insect and pest control, and more. AERO airborne cameras can carry a powerful combination of infrared and visual cameras to create a view of crops that cannot be seen with the naked eye. This highlights differences between healthy and distressed plants and allows for rapid action where necessary. Our UAVs can also survey a crop every week, every day, or even every hour. AERO can even combine this information into a timelapse animation to dramatically highlight changes in the crop, revealing trouble spots or opportunities for better crop management.