Prolonged droughts and climate change present challenges when it comes to crop health and yields. Drones can help to mitigate many of the risks and optimise crop performance. Count plants, perform analysis, detect and prevent plant stress, identify weed and pest species, perform NDVI analysis and spray crops using remote piloted aircraft.
Identify areas of crop stress before visual signs occur.
Drones allow regular aerial data capture which maps the health and vitality of crops, including the measurement of sunlight absorption and transpiration rates, using Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI).
Accurate, predictive analytics of crop yields.
Previously, farmers relied on historical records of seasonal rain and temperatures to predict crop yields. Today, drones provide a more accurate, real time analysis of crop yields and potential threats, including disease, weed and pest activity.
Actionable and visual information.
Aerial technology enables better and faster decision making for farmers, by providing the right data at the right time. Our visualisation software enables provides a detailed snapshot of your crops that helps to pinpoint problem areas.
GPS assisted Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) with collision protection and active camera stabilisation equipped with specialised imaging equipment (such as thermal imaging cameras) cut costs, deliver efficiencies and save time, when compared to crewed aircraft (such as helicopters or light aircraft) or using terrestrial labours to monitor crops and take samples for measurement.
Our GPS assisted Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) with collision protection and active camera stabilisation are fitted with ultra-high resolution cameras capable of capturing images in 4K-UHD (ultra-high definition) resolution (3840 x 2160p) and are even capable of producing 3D images by taking a combination of photographs and using software to correct images for distortion using elevation data before stitching them together to create a truly breathtaking result, one that is simply not possible from ground shots alone.Find Out More
To complete BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight) flights in Australia, CASA requires a review of the operators policies, procedures, risk assessments and manuals. National Drones has approved systems and procedures to conduct BVLOS operations and has successfully been involved in and completed a number of BVLOS projects in Australia.Find Out More
All our RPAS training courses are CASA-Approved, ensuring the quality of our instruction and adherence to industry requirements and standards. Whether you’re an experienced RPAS pilot seeking certification for commercial activities or a complete beginner wanting to learn how to fly an unmanned aircraft, you’ll get the necessary training to get your drone licence.Find Out More