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QuestUAV Agri helps increase lifetime of world’s largest pineapple plantation

By [email protected] - 22nd March 2016 - 17:19

Scientific photographs taken from the QuestUAV Agri-Pro system, and processed with Pix4D are a powerful tool to fight soil erosion. Results show that image-based farm management can significantly reduce the soil loss on tropical fruit plantations, such as pineapple. In a study a reduction from intolerable 200 t/ha/yr was reduced to tolerable soil loss levels of <15 t/ha/yr; a factor of 27 times improvement. The management at Dole Philippines were both surprised and delighted by the effectiveness of the UAV derived plans. The QuestUAV Agri has been designed to allow the capture of all-important data in the quickest way possible, drastically saving time and money. At the heart of the UAV sits an acclaimed Twin NDVI sensor, suitable for high-resolution analysis of vegetation and crop health as well as high quality orthomosaic and DEM generation.