Agriculture & Forestry
Empowering agriculture and forestry through cutting-edge drone technology
Drones are revolutionising the way we approach agriculture and forestry. From providing multispectral insights on crops to to providing birds-eye view of forests, drones are innovative tools to carry out precise data collection and resource management.
Coptrz can help you towards more efficient, sustainable, and data-driven operations.
Drones equipped with advanced sensors provide invaluable data on soil and crop health. This enables targeted application of fertilisers and pesticides, optimising yields and reducing environmental impact.
Drones offer a cost-effective way to monitor large agricultural and forest areas. They can assess age and size of trees or quickly detect issues like pest infestations and illegal logging, allowing for timely interventions and resource conservation.
The real-time data collected by drones empowers farmers and forest managers to make informed decisions. This enhances resource allocation, improves sustainability, and ultimately boosts productivity and profitability.
WE'VE HELPED OVER 1,000 ORGANISATIONS INTRODUCE DRONE TECHNOLOGY TO THEIR WORKFLOWS
Drones are revolutionising agriculture and forestry by providing real-time, aerial data for precise resource management. In agriculture, Drones equipped with multispectral imagery sensors are transforming agriculture and forestry by delivering real-time, aerial data for precise resource management.
In agriculture, these drones are particularly useful for crop analysis through vegetation indices. They capture various light wavelengths to assess plant health, moisture levels, and nutrient deficiencies, enabling targeted application of fertilisers and pesticides. This data-driven approach optimises crop yields while minimising environmental impact.
In forestry, drones are invaluable for monitoring large areas to detect illegal logging, assess tree health, and even track wildlife. They also assist in data collection for research, offering insights into ecosystem health and resource allocation.
Overall, drones are making both sectors more efficient, sustainable, and data-driven.
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A quality drone and multispectral camera system can detect disease and stress before it is visible from the ground or with standard colour cameras. You can use this information, coupled with proven agronomic methods, to focus your treatment plans and maximise your crop yeild.
Multispectral data is a key tool that can be combined with established agronomic methods to create prescription maps for treatments (fertiliser, herbicides), reducing costs and improving efficiency. Drones can then carry out these prescription paths and spray the treatments with spraying payloads.
Drone data provides critical information for measuring and documenting damage to crops caused by floods, fire, pests, weather events, etc. These reports can complement and reinforce insurance claims.
High resolution cameras on drones, and plant-counting algorithms can accurately and efficiently provide inventory information, track crop emergence, drive replanting decisions and help predict yield. Data can be collected and stored to accurately compare your crops to previous years.
In forestry, drones can monitor the health of the forest ecosystem. They can also be used to track wildlife populations, helping conservationists understand animal behaviour and movement patterns.
Drones equipped with multispectral sensors can capture data related to soil composition and health. This information is invaluable for farmers to understand nutrient levels and soil quality, enabling them to make informed decisions about fertilisation and land management.
EXPAND YOUR OPTIONS
ageagle MICASENSE rededge-p dual
This 10-band multispectral and RGB composite drone sensor offers high-resolution data for plant classification, weed identification, and environmental conservation. It's also adept at analysing vegetation in water bodies for comprehensive environmental research.
emesent hovermap st-x
The Hovermap ST-X utilises advanced LiDAR technology to deliver high-density point clouds quickly and accurately over a 300-meter range. Specialising in both expansive and close-range scans, it features award-winning Wildcat SLAM and Automated Ground Control Points for sub-centimeter precision.
The Zenmuse L1 features a Livox Lidar module, high-accuracy IMU, and 1-inch CMOS camera on a 3-axis gimbal. Paired with Matrice 300 RTK and DJI Terra, it offers real-time 3D data capture. Ideal for mapping complex structures, it provides efficient, precise structural modelling and surveying.
AGEAGLE MICASENSE altum-pt
Altum-PT incorporates an optimised 3-in-1 sensor for advanced remote sensing and agricultural research, featuring a 12 MP panchromatic sensor, enhanced thermal resolution, and five spectral bands.
RedEdge-P is a high-resolution multispectral and RGB sensor with five narrow multispectral bands. Its scientific-grade filters make it the perfect camera for calculating multiple vegetation indices and composites.
The Zenmuse P1 features a full-frame sensor and interchangeable fixed-focus lenses, all mounted on a 3-axis stabilised gimbal. Engineered specifically for photogrammetry tasks, this setup elevates both efficiency and precision, setting a new standard in aerial data collection.
how to get started
STEP 1: MULTISPECTRAL IMAGERY GUIDE
Ready to explore your options? Download our FREE Multispectral Imagery brochure to explore:
- Benefits of drone technology for agriculture and forestry
- Hear directly from companies already using drones
- Exclusive training offers
- Best hardware for agriculture and forestry
- Best software for agriculture and forestry
STEP 2: BOOK YOUR FREE ONLINE CONSULTATION
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With a network of over 20 partnerships with top-tier drone technology manufacturers, we're uniquely positioned to provide a tailored solution that you won't find elsewhere.
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Drones are being adopted more in agriculture and farming due to the high volume of analysis they can do in a relatively short amount of time. To be able to survey a field, estimate crop yield, or keep track of your livestock, means farmers can be more efficient.
- Allows every inch of every field to be surveyed
- Greatly reduce the time spent field-walking
- High resolution, aerial view of the field allows you to zoom in to areas of interest without losing clarity – useful for immediate identification and GPS tagging of:
- Weed population
- Poor crop emergence
- Pest damage
- Weather damage
- Standing water
- Use of multispectral sensing technology allows earlier identification of potential crop issues
- Export processed drone data in a range of file formats for direct integration with existing ag software tools
- Availability of RTK drone solution for even greater data accuracy and collaboration with current systems
- Carry out accurate counts of grazing animals
There are a number of different options for drones that integrate with MicaSense sensors. As a general rule, if the drone can carry the weight of the sensor (~230g for RedEdge-MX and ~508.8g for the Dual Camera Solution) and can supply appropriate power to the camera then it will work to carry the sensor. MicaSense provides integration kits for commonly used DJI drones, such as the Inspire 1 & 2, Matrice 300 and 210. MicaSense also has a number of integration partners who provide specialized aircraft with MicaSense sensors integrated.