Building The Future
Building the Future
At Blue Water Aquatics, we’re committed to innovation, technical advancement, and continuous research to deliver the best value and service. One of the most exciting developments in the field of vegetation management is drone-based multispectral imaging, which has enormous potential to enhance our operations. Drone-Based Multispectral Sensing and Imagery Drone-based multispectral sensing and imagery is transforming decision-making in agriculture. Farmers have been using the technology for years to assess the health of their crops and now governments and universities across the globe are studying its application in aquatic vegetation management. Just as farmers want to see how healthy their crops are, lake managers want to see how unhealthy our target vegetation is after treatment.
How Do Multispectral Sensors Work?
Multispectral sensors are instrumental in plant health and management. They collect visible wavelengths of light as well as near-infrared (NIR) and red edge wavelengths. These narrow spectral bands (40-60 nanometers each) show the structural index of a plant and spot subtle changes in reflectance. Hyperspectral sensors can also detect the type of crop or weed growing because species leave unique fingerprints or “spectral signatures” in the electromagnetic spectrum.
How Does Multispectral Imaging Benefit Waterway
Making Sense of
Of course, you need to be able to interpret this information to use it and you must have access to the right data at the right time. We use professional grade agricultural analytics tools, reporting, and API integrations to interpret our images and transform them into useful, actionable data.
It’s clear that aerial and spatial imagery is providing several valuable insights that will impact our industry. Contact us today to learn more about drone-based multispectral imaging and how it can benefit you.