Project

The use of hyperspectral data from UAV platforms in precision farming for scouting for crop diseases and weeds

Duration
01 March 2016 → 30 September 2020
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Multimedia processing
    • Biological system engineering
    • Signal processing
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
    • Biotechnology for agriculture, forestry, fisheries and allied sciences
    • Fisheries sciences
Keywords
remote sensing Hyperspectral images precision agriculture Weed mapping Site-specific weed management (SSWM)
 
Project description

In order to early and site specific detection of crop diseases and weeds in the field, a UAV multicopter, equipped with two hyperspectral cameras in the VIS and NIR spectral regions. has been applied for image acquisition. To facilitate precision spraying, the generation of relevant task maps were produced after spectral and imagry analysis. The yeild from designed test plots were also evaluated for different chosen PA/IPM cases.