Given the projected increase in food demand, driven by both climatic factors, increased populations and land shortage, accurate information regarding crop production is becoming increasingly important. This information is needed for effective (localised) crop management decisions, increased crop production and improved (timely and on-demand) response. Traditional crop monitoring methods, using ground survey and aerial photography, have their limitations, in terms of cost, resolution as well as time to deployment for data capture. The use of low cost, lightweight (<7kg) and easily deployable drones can overcome this limitation.
This course covers the basic principles of drone based crop management and provides tools for the generation of geomatic products useful for management decisions.
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
Areas covered will include:
AgriFood Training Partnership
The University of Reading
PO Box 226, Whiteknights
Reading RG6 6AP
T. +44 (0)330 333 4530