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Tech Frame 1 Opportunity of Aerial


Aerial: The next frontier for agricultural decision-making

Growers want to see their entire fields so that they can make decisions that have maximum impact. Aerial offers them the opportunity of big data.

Tech Frame 2 Missing from aerial today



Yet with most aerial, there is tradeoff between data volume and data quality


Satellite Field

Satellite imagery acts like a security camera of your field, providing high-level scouting but can’t identify more local issues


NDVI

Traditional aerial imaging techniques shows cumulative plant growth but doesn’t reveal why a plant is growing well or not

Tech Frame 3 Ground Insights at Aerial Scale

Deeper real-time insight
into the water and nutrient status
of a single plant

We offer ground-level insights at the
scale of aerial

Nitrogen content
Water stress

Made available for all the
tens of thousands of
trees in your field

We offer ground-level insights at the
scale of aerial

Tech Frame 4 Spectral Approach

Our scientific approach

 

Image Capture

Image Capture

We fly low to the ground and capture very high-resolution imagery at specific wavelengths that are meaningful for revealing plant physiological status

Processing

Processing

We use various image processing techniques to generate highly accurate data on every plant in the field

Biological Algorithms

Biological Algorithms

We use biological and mathematical modeling to correlate this data to physical plant properties (plant water stress, leaf nitrogen content)


Tech Frame 5 Scatterplot University Validated


Validated by university trials

We correlate our analyses to real metrics that growers understand for easy comprehension and interpretation by the grower, as well as for meaningful validation with ground truth data.

With the UC Davis Cooperative Extension, we have been able to show strong validation of our water stress product – establishing a strong relationship between stomatal conductance – which our imagery measures – and stem water potential as measured by ground pressure bomb readings.

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