Performance and cost of field scouting for weeds and diseases using imagery obtained with an unmanned aerial vehicle

Posted on 23.03.2017 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Cristoph Neeser
Institution: Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
Total WGRF Funding: $12,931
Co-Funders: Alberta Canola Producers Commission, Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund, Alberta Pulse Growers Commission, Alberta Wheat Commission, Potato Growers of Alberta
Start Date: 2014
Project Length: 2 Years

To test the feasibility of using images obtained from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to estimate the distribution of weeds and diseases in six major crops in southern Alberta. The cost effectiveness of this technology will be evaluated and compared to standard scouting methods.