Bird Scaring

The cost of bird damage to Australian crops is more than $300 million every year.
The key to breaking their feeding pattern is - never do the same thing twice.
So we have fitted a sonic device under the AgFalcon and with 4 or 5 different flight plans every day for 5 to 8 days, will do the trick.
Its a different noise coming at them from a different direction every time, they cannot get used to this device.
Then of course, use the AgFalcon with a NIR camera for crop / tree health mapping afterwards.

Timing is everything

Tomatoes showing water stress NDVI

We find that crops with high water content, can show different NDVI values depending when we scan.
Grapes and tomatoes, for example, as the fruit improves the leaves do not, hence showing lower NIR reflectivety.