Just after crop emergence, you can fly the drone low over the field to see how the young plants are doing. The high-resolution cameras that come standard with the drone allow you to see a lot of detail. Let’s say you had a late winter freeze or a flooding rain. Flying over the field allows you to quickly assess any replant decisions you may consider.
Image processing techniques in drones are constantly improved with upgrades every few months. The most anticipated improvement is in plant counts. The software is getting more precise in ‘seeing’ the small plants to count them accurately.
While many of my Northern gardening friends are still dealing with freezing temperatures, I spent this past weekend out in my coastal Mississippi landscape appreciating the fact that my tomatoes are planted and my roses are blooming.
It was the roses that really caught my attention. All of my rose plants are blooming their stems off, even though I missed the ideal pruning period of late January/early February. When I finally had time to prune, all the bushes were already pushing new growth, but the pruning still needed to be done.