Our onboard high-resolution camera sensor options can capture images of crops in visible light and near infrared wavelengths ranging from 670 to 1100nm. The infrared imagery is particularly useful for generating Normalized Difference Vegetation Indices (NDVI’s) of crop fields, which show differences between healthy and stressed vegetation based on their reflectance in the near infrared.
We help farmers and agronomists gather timely insights on crop health and field conditions.
Aerial Crop Performance Monitoring
The ability to inspect and monitor crops during the growing season in order to make timely, cost saving production decisions has become one of the primary uses of drone technologies in agriculture today.
JZAerial Inc. provides in-season real time aerial field data collection and image processing services to help farmers and agronomists gather timely insights on crop health and field conditions. Imagine us collecting high detail aerial imagery of your crop in the morning and getting the fully georeferenced orthomap of the field sent to your mobile device or tablet for your inspection by lunchtime! That’s time and money saved!
In no rush to receive your field imagery right away? Our goal is to have the viewing-ready imagery delivered within 24 hours of data collection to ensure that our clients can make time sensitive crop or field management decisions based on the most current crop and field conditions possible.
Aerial field data collections can be made as often as required (monthly, weekly, even daily if required).
As one of the pioneering providers of UAV/drone enabled aerial field imagery to the agricultural sector in Alberta, we have successfully applied our services in the following areas:
- Agricultural Field Research
- Weed Pressures
- Hail Damage
- Early Detection of Pests (e.g. Cutworm in canola)
- Soil Compaction
- Irrigation System Monitoring
Other applications of UAV/drone technologies in agriculture, in whose ongoing research JZAerial Inc. is very proud to be actively participating, include:
- Early Detection of Disease (e.g. Late Blight in potatoes, Clubroot in Canola)
- Moisture and Nutrient Deficiencies
- Variable Rate Nitrogen Applications
- Variable Rate Desiccant Applications
- Assessments of Drainage Tile Functions
- Identification of Invasive Plant Species
- Cattle Herd Monitoring