Precision agriculture allows to optimise virtually every element of agricultural work, from tillage to harvesting.
The data obtained by means of spectral imaging allow to analyse the state of fields in many ranges of electromagnetic spectrum. This is important for vegetation studies because different spectrum ranges record the composition and structure of plants (e.g. water content, photosynthetic pigments, type of cellular structures).
Drones provide very high resolution images (it is possible to observe rows or even individual plants or leaves) and, as opposed to satellites, can see and record terrain even under the clouds.
Remote sensing methods provide information on the condition of crops from individual fields or agricultural regions. The images obtained, processed into plant indicators, enable the development of digital maps containing information on spatial differentiation of weeds, diseases and pests, nutrient deficiencies in the soil, the occurrence of various stress agents and many others.
Preliminary data analysis allows for resource management and full control over the studied areas.
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