Data Management from Drones
Drones are proving invaluable in agriculture. The ability to take various kinds of pictures can give you a much better idea of your field or orchards overall health. But according to Hermann Thoennissen, President of HTC International says you can decide how you want the data delivered.
THOENNISSEN: You can have them on your PC, you can have them on your iPad or you can have them on your iPhone. If you have them on your iPhone and you have 20 acres compressed into a 3x5 screen it takes some very good eyes
But over time Thoennissen says you can really get a good, overall picture.
THOENNISSEN: I'm looking at it and have for some orchards for many years in sequence and you can see changes over time. Once you have the data, you have it in organized fashion in your computer you can go back and forth. And there's companies who help you doing that. Setting up the database so that you can scroll back and forth or you can scroll up and down. Do you want to go year-to-year or month-to-month?
You can also set it up to go from variety-to-variety and more.
THOENNISSEN: And then you can hone in on the areas here. You can go and say here is my block. It's 30 acres. Here is an area which is 2 acres and here's an area in the 2 acres - it's 400 sq. ft. I want to know what's going on there and obviously there is some different colorations in this picture. And then if you have a geo-reference based system you can now go out there and look at it.
That's today's Fruit Grower Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network of the West.