To increase the purity of sunflower seed production, all invasive sunflower volunteers, that show up in the surrounding crops, must be removed in a timely matter.
Sunflower volunteers act as a weed in other base crops (wheat, soybean, oilseed rape etc.) and can cause significant losses if not removed or if done so too late.
When traditional methods are not efficient, drones can be integrated in the detection process and can provide relevant data, regarding spread and location.
The flight was done using the Trinity F90+ by Quantum-Systems, a fixed-wing VTOL solution that captures more data in less time, with the possibility of mapping up to 1,000 ha per day in it’s 90+ minute flight time. Also, data accuracy is increased with the PPK feature.