It has been reported this week that the automated drone app Skippy Scout, a drone app used to help farmers and agronomists survey large areas of crops quickly, efficiently and in detail, has been demonstrated by DroneAG at a farm in Letton, Norfolk.
The Eastern Daily Press reported that “Skippy Scout is a crop-monitoring system which captures images of emerging plants and analyses them using artificial intelligence (AI) to offer farmers and agronomists vital insights to effectively target nutrients or pesticides - rather than having to walk around the field themselves.
The phone-based app uses GPS and mapping software to fly a drone to selected points in a field. Hi-resolution images are taken which are interpreted by the app to count individual plants, identify weeds and provide an accurate measurement of green area index (GAI). The quality of image is also accurate enough to capture insect damage on a single leaf.”
Skippy Scout was designed to make field walking/crop scouting more efficient through the use of affordable drone systems.
It is a much faster, more detailed way to scout crops. It’s very similar in principle to the field scouting apps already available for mobile phones except this app combined with the power of drone technology can collect and analyse data from a whole field much more quickly.
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