Precision agriculture

Precision agriculture is a farming management concept based on observing, measuring and responding to inter and intra-field variability in crops. The goal of precision agriculture research is to define a decision support system for whole farm management with the goal of optimizing returns on inputs while preserving resources.

Drone technology is used in precision farming. This occurs when drones take high quality images that can be used to predict future yields based on the current level of field biomass. Aggregated images can create contour maps to track where water flows, determine variable-rate seeding, and create yield maps of areas that were more or less productive. Drones allow farmers to constantly monitor crop conditions to quickly find problems that would not become apparent in ground-level spot checks.

We provide drone based solutions that are able to detect nutritional elements in plants, as well as bursts of diseases using hyperspectral imaging. The solution fast determination of deficiencies in plants as well as early stage diseases event while there are no visible signs yet. Our solution is tested with key crops cultivated in Africa and shows the results with an accuracy of up to 92% for nutritional elements detection and up to 87% for detection of infected plants in early stages of the disease.