Linking UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) technology with precision agriculture

Felderhof, Leasie, Gillieson, David, Zadro, Peter, and Van Boven, Adrian (2008) Linking UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) technology with precision agriculture. Report. Horticulture Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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This report provides a preliminary assessment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology for precision agriculture. It focuses on the macadamia industry, but an assessment is given of industry progress in other farming areas. Regardless of crop type, the principles of image capture and interpretation are the same, so insights gained elsewhere are highly relevant. Examples of geo-referenced imagery are provided, along with a photo-mosaic, to demonstrate the image processing steps before the aerial photography can be imported into a geographic information system (GIS) and used with other data layers to interpret management requirements or outcomes. A qualitative assessment of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats associated with the technology is given, as well as recommendations for its further development to meet horticultural needs

Item ID: 8029
Item Type: Report (Report)
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Funders: Horticulture Australia
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2010 00:40
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0706 Horticultural Production > 070601 Horticultural Crop Growth and Development @ 100%
SEO Codes: 82 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8202 Horticultural Crops > 820206 Macadamias @ 100%
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