09 Oct Aerial system identifies stressed crops
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Using an unmanned aerial system to
take photos of fields can help farmers identify applicator or implement errors
as well as stressed plants.
“We can see the blue, red and green bands of lights
with our naked eyes,” said Kyle Miller, aerial applications engineer for
AgEagle. He demonstrated the AgEagle system during a RavenX Event.
“We can tell the difference between a severely stressed
leaf and a healthy leaf because it is easy for our eyes to understand that,”
Miller said. “But between a healthy leaf and a slightly stressed leaf that has
nitrogen deficiency, aphid infestation or water damage, it’s a lot harder to see
and that’s why we’re using near infrared.”