Plant Stress Analysis
What are drone-based plant stress reports?
Plant stress reports identify the percentage and the exact location of areas with stress. In this context, “stress” refers to plants that have not emerged into healthy plants, areas without plants, areas with diseases, drought, or other yield-limiting factors. Essentially, you get a map with all problem-causing areas of your field. And to put a name on these problem areas, you can perform further Agremo analyses (weed analyses, pest analyses, etc.).
Just like other Agremo reports, the results from plant stress reports are shown using three different colors: green areas refer to good results and no stress, yellow areas refer to areas with potential stress, and red areas point to areas with stress.
Plant stress reports can be used to:
- Monitor and maintain your overall crop performance ratio to avoid unpleasant surprises at the end of the growing season
- Spot areas with potential stress in time to allow timely corrective measures
- Evaluate plant emergence, germination rates, and crop population responses
- Enhance your yield rate and fully utilize your soil’s potential
- Find out when the best time to use drone-based plant stress reports is.
Performing plant stress reports are particularly useful during mid-season and late-season tasks.
- Mid-season tasks: spot potential crop loss and stress determine the underlying root cause in time, regular plant monitoring
- Late-season tasks: pre-harvest monitoring
What are the benefits of drone-based plant stress reports?
There are several benefits that drone-based plant stress reports have compared to traditional measures.
Drone-based plant stress reports are:
- Fast and save time and resources
- Able to cover around 500 acres in less than two hours
- Accurate – with error rates lower than 2%. And with drones, you can analyze every inch of your field
- Proactive and allow effective in-season corrective measures.
In the example above, the grower learned that 36% percent of the field showed signs of stress: 31% showed potential stress, and 5% even showed severe stress. The result map on the second page points to the exact location of the stress areas, which allowed the grower to adjust measures accordingly and treat problems only where needed.
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Disclaimer: People and plants are living beings – and living beings act differently from machines and algorithms. This is why Agremo does not claim to offer a complete or entirely error-free analysis of the provided data and cannot be held responsible for any errors, omissions, damages or losses of any kind. Agremo makes significant efforts to keep the underlying workflow as proficient and precise as possible, but there are numerous limiting factors which cannot be foreseen, excluded, or modified. Such limiting factors can affect the results of the analyses and include low image quality, complex natural phenomena, diseases which cannot be captured with today’s technology, etc.