What is Precision Agriculture?

Precision agriculture refers, on one side, to aerial scanning of crops with the help of drones and specific equipment and, on other side, processing and applying the data obtained by optimizing crops, reducing the amount of inputs, increasing profits while at the same time protecting the environment.

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List of advantages

  • Identify parasites, diseases, weeds

  • Providing fertility information

  • Detecting nutrient deficiencies

  • Create farm plan or surroundings

  • Irrigation and drainage analysis

  • Detection of damaged crop areas

  • Estimate the number of crops

  • Plant evolution monitoring

  • Optimizing used resources

  • Variable application rate

  • Increasing productivity at hectare

  • Reducing possible losses

statistics precision agriculture

Speaking in numbers

Globally, up to 40% losses from potential crops in farms are due to the effects of weeds, parasites, diseases, nutrient deficiencies or surpluses, human errors and so on.

As a result of aerial scanning, thorough variable application rate of inputs in agriculture (nutrients, pesticides, fungicides, herbicides), we can obtain specific consumption reductions of up to 17% and gross savings of at least 22 Euros/Ha are achieved

Exemple of maps

Orthomosaic Maps

This method of data processing eliminates the perspective distortions from images using 3D models and it’s applicable to all types of fields. The generated maps can be used for measuring, planning and generating a digital elevation model.

Variable Application Rate
Variable Application Rate (RAV)

Multispectral maps aim to differentiate areas between crops, from a plant health point of view and allow differentiated application of treatments based on the machine’s GPS position.

Normalized Differential Vegetation Index
Normalized Differential Vegetation Index (NDVI)

This process uses captured data to measure different wave lengths absorbed and reflected by green plants. The data will generate a map where you will see the zones that have issues and will be able to take action in this way.

Digital Elevation Model
Digital Elevation Model (DEM)

Represents the result of orthomosaic captures and it shows the digitalized surface of the soil by capturing a multitude of elevation points. This type of map is useful for silviculture, telecommunication, urban planning, aviation and so on.

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