Drone Use and Innovation in Turf grass
Scientist Bill Kreuser, discusses how drones are evolving the precision and innovation of science today specifically in turf grass.
Drone surveys can capture data of value to farmers, identifying issues including compaction, moisture, pest and fungal infestation and weeds. Every place that turf is under stress shows up in imaging. Data can be captured by a variety of sensors and cameras including infrared, thermal, multi-spectral and natural gamma.
Drones can even be used for precision variable rate application of liquid pesticides, fertilisers and herbicides. Drones are also used in agricultural insurance and assessment, providing an accurate estimate of loss or damage.
Although drones provide an eye in the sky, the real strength comes from data processing and analytics after data is collected