Drones could revolutionise wine farming in Captown

Cape Town - A Cape Town Agri-Tech start-up company has held a post-harvest vineyard management workshop in Paarl to educate farmers and the agricultural industry on how to use the latest innovations in precision agriculture.

The key to growing world-class grapes and producing an excellent wine was obtaining uniformity.

The first drone spraying of the season should be done at first leaf. The second drone flight should happen during flowering and fruit set, while the third drone flight should be conducted during fruit ripening

Used drone to obtain and process data from these flights would enable farmers to monitor early season growth, evaluate bud break and locate deficiencies in vine resources. there is also important use for drone flights after the harvest is completed.

The data and analytics can be used to locate vines and blocks that are stressed after the harvest.

This enables wine farmers to create zonal maps for representative sampling and also helps them to prune moderately on less fertile zones and harder on more fertile zones.

Using drone to capture and process the data from post-harvest drones flights empowers farmers to build a solid foundation for the next season.”

Drone processes data from drone and satellite imagery through its proprietary artificial intelligence software to discover and analyse problems.

In addition, the software also measures size, height and canopy volume.

Drones and cameras are both calibrated and have an on-board GPS and compass to ensure accuracy. We also have a sunlight sensor mounted on the drone to ensure the imagery can be used to compare data over time.

This data guides farmers to problematic areas, so that they can apply the corrective measures in a time frame that does not cause economic damage to their produce.

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Intelligent Agriculture is the trend of all over the world. And the intelligent drone act as a important role in this world plan.

Agriculture spraying drone can replace the traditional pesticide sprayer and it's speed is 40times of the traditional sprayer. It will save 90% water and 30%-40% pesticide. Small droplet diameter make the pesticide more well-distribute and improve the effect. At the same time, it will make the people faraway from the pesticide and reduce the pesticide remain of the crop.