AgVue’s fully insured FAA licensed pilots use custom, commercial grade, mission-specific drones to image field crops, orchards and vineyards and collect calibrated plant health data in the visible and non-visible spectrums.
This data is used to identify areas of stress that might occur any time throughout the entire growth cycle. Stress may be caused by any number of factors including inadequate fertilization, insect infestation, moisture levels, etc. Early identification of crop health issues allows for precision application of prescriptions, greatly improving quality and yield. Targeted prescription application also reduces chemical costs and minimizes negative environmental impact.
AgVue’s proprietary software algorithms provide the farm professional with a wide variety of crop data to thoroughly analyze their current crop health and compare month-to-month and year-to-year crop information. This valuable data not only helps farmers maximize profits, but provides a detailed record for crop insurance should damage occur.
Data analytics offered by AgVue include dozens of vegetative indices, including NDVI, Green NDVI, and SAVI, plant height, canopy cover, biomass to predict harvest yield, plant counting and others. Using AgVue’s surface contour and volume measurements, growers can evaluate runoff and water pooling issues.