Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) may be the next tool to improve precision agriculture. Precision agriculture is a farm management concept based on the high time frequency measurement of intra and interfield variability in crops. This allows planters to make decisions about smaller surface units and within shorter periods of time.The introduction of Global Positioning Systems (GPS), together with variable-rate machinery, allowed for the development of precision agriculture.
UAV will improve precision agriculture by collecting larger amounts of data in a shorter period of time. It will allow planters to move from sampling a crop to measuring the entire population of plants.
Oil palm is one of many crops that will benefit from UAV. Here are some things you can develop in oil palm application with a UAV at a much lower cost than traditional methods:
- Tree Counting
- Mapping Administrative Boundary (Block, Phase and Lot)
- Pest and Disease Assessment (Ganoderma, Bagworms)
- Asset Inventory (Ramp, Culvert, Office, School, Fence)
- Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (RSPO and EIA)
- Monitoring ‘Earth-Work’ after Replanting Program
UAV is robust, timely, cost effective way to collect usable data to improve yields and overall profitability in sustainable farming systems. To find out more about the UAV Service for Oil Palm Plantation and how MySpatial can work with you to get the best results give your call to MySpatial Office today.