CASE STUDY: AGRICULTURAL MAPPING

Scout Aerial specialises in Precision agriculture and GIS applications. From crop yield management and monitoring to sustainable land use mapping and farm planning, our multispectral remote sensing technology and expertise has a broad range of precision agriculture and general GIS applications.

 

CLIENT: Green Fuel

LOCATION: Zimbabwe, Africa

SERVICES: Yield Mapping of 21 000Ha of Sugarcane, Flood assessment mapping for 9000Ha, Urban utility mapping of 3000 Households.

PROJECT SUMMARY:  Greenfuel is Scout Aerial’s largest operation to date and with the ongoing yield mapping of 21 000 Ha of sugar cane, in-field data collection (temperature, EC’s, moisture), and the integration of a custom online farm management platform, we are pioneering the way for advanced precision agriculture.

Producing Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) data, we have developed a system that assists the farmer with yield forecasts, soil assessments and pest and disease control. Interpretation of the data and the adoption of advanced Precision Agriculture, allows us to generate effective management plans, saving on input costs and maximising outputs year round.

Additional to the yield mapping, our emergency response team was commissioned to assess a flood affected area for the relocation of 5000 households and families. After completion, urban utility mapping was conducted in order to specify household boundaries and provide an initial survey for planning and development (roads, bridges and housing). The client uses this data for:

• Yield assessments
• Pest detection
• Disease assessment and control
• Precision spraying
• Land development and water (Drainage and gravity systems)

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NIR Image showing Centre Pivot
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NDVI Analysis
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Digital Surface Model (DSM)
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Map of terrain
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