Agriculture

Return on Investment

Today, growers around the world are finding that a drone provides a quick way to identify problems in their fields. A large service provider reports they have flown more than 40 different crops across 30 or more countries. Their customers are getting in the neighborhood of $15/acre ROI. For high-value crops that are prone to diseases, such as potatoes, citrus, almonds, and bananas, the financial benefit could be significantly higher.

It’s been reported that a drone services can pay for itself in the first half of a season.

Benefits of sUAS

  • Early detection of disease
  • Effectiveness of fertility program
  • Effectiveness of irrigation
  • Increase accuracy of stand counts and crop
  • yield estimates
  • Weed control assessment
  • All 100% evaluation of fields are surveyed in a short and cost-effective process
In agriculture, it’s all about understanding what’s happening in the field, in order to increase yield and improve efficiency. Mapping with TerraAerial gives growers and agronomists detailed insights about crops that would not be noticeable on foot or by traditional land-based methods.

How does the agriculture industry apply drones to everyday workflows?

  • Crop scouting: Using drones is a much quicker, simpler way of scouting crops to find irregularities and issues so that you can reduce variability and solve problems faster.
  • Soil mapping: Identify crop variation and damage across an entire field in a matter of hours.
  • Irrigation optimization: Drone imagery helps identify irregularities in irrigation based on the vegetative cover and other indicators that you can only see from overhead, so you can make adjustments and achieve irrigation uniformity.
  • Drainage repair: Fix drainage issues so that water is consistent across the crop.
  • Yield optimization: Make the right crop adjustments faster with instant data and detailed mapping.
  • Yield projections: Make accurate projections based on detailed, high-resolution mapping.
  • Nitrogen application: More easily see nitrogen deficiencies in your crops.
  • Emergence/Stand count: Determine if you need to replant in any areas.
  • Equipment malfunction detection: Catch equipment issues that result in uneven seeding, pesticides distribution or replanting or gaps in plants.
  • Pest issues: Determine if any areas are having pest issues, and assess the effectiveness of pest control strategies.

Interested? Request A Quote.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR CROP

Select your crop from the list below, if you don't see your crop comment in the box to the right. If you have more than one crop please comment each crop in the "Any Extra Details?" box.

WHAT TYPE OF SERVICE ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

Soil & Field Analysis: 3-D maps (planning seed planting patterns)Health Assessment: RGB & NDVI Maps - produce multispectral images that track changes in plants and indicate their health

WHAT'S YOUR TIMELINE?

to