Soil - Influence on Cost of Growing Grapes

Drones

Drone is endowed with camera technologies that can collect information not seen by the human eye, these flying robots can visit and take images of parts of the vineyard not easily reached during the growing season. It can combine together with data from soil sensors to analyze and monitor soil and crop health. With the ability to take images down to the individual vine level and services that include irrigation scheduling, fertilizer application optimization, precision targeted canopy management, and harvest segmentation. However, the cost of drones, ranging from $1,500 to 25,000 USD, makes them difficult for many small and mid-sized vineyards to purchase.

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  • M. Lai