Hello, my name is Alejandrina, I'm Ingenieer in agronomy production from Argentine I' m an Ardupilot happy owner for my new Skywalker, I'm newbie with RC and autopilot, my idea is to obtain aerial photos of the crops to help me to decide fertilization in presicion agriculture; my english is very bad but I'm going to try to participate in this very useful forum.
Here's my New plane on It's first day
Here you can see the Ardu and the minim in the top and the Dragon downside
Finally the minim moves in front of the plane fro interferences with gps
I have to decide how to attach the compact camera
For the moment I attached the camera like this
I need a small size camera for agricultural mapping and I found these:
They look good: low cost, native 16MP sensor, shutter triggering by flight controller.
Do you have experience on them?
Gracias Joe, muy interesante la pag
Joe Fernandez said:
Hola Cala si ocupas una plataforma para processar imagenes y una interfase para presentar a clientes checa esta compania... el enfoque es agricultura de precision
How new looks my plane in that photo :O , now it have four years and two crashes poor guy :D .
This is positive use of drones for agriculture.
I'm new to this NDVI imagery. Therefore asking "dumb" question. How do you apply spraying corrections to the mapped fields when you've an analyzed NDVI map? How will farmers apply additional fertilizer on the filed? From farmers side a GPS guidance equipped machines always a must?
Check the AgLeader website. There's pretty much everything there is regarding GPS guidance and precision agriculture consoles for machinery
Ideally you need machinery with gps and a device for variable aplication, you generate a prescription map and the sprayer, etc. do it.
Mi Espanol es pobre, so I'll post in English.
In summary, you don't have to spend a lot of money to do this.