InfoAg 2017 Presentation
Action from Image Analysis

Grand D
Wed, Jul 26, 2017
1:20 PM to 3:20 PM


Using satellite, fixed wing planes, or UAVs to collect remote sensed imagery to identify zones of change can be incredibly powerful for farmers and agronomists alike.  To attempt to completely understand what the imagery is telling us we still must apply applying ground truthing (boots on the ground) with experienced farmers and agronomists to correctly identify the problem zones.  While much can be learned from imagery, it still requires a lot of human interaction. 

In the future remote sensing won’t be about identifying zones from imagery, but rather to identify specific attribute values such as, plant stand, interplant spacing, weed identification and much more.  This digital scouting footprint can then be leveraged against other collected layers of data.  For example, with a high-resolution plant stand map we can easily answer the question; What is my corn population by hybrid?  What is my corn population by soil type (management zone) and then by hybrid?  Was it the population, the hybrid, or both that truly effected my yield?  Remote sensing of the future, using real data, will fundamentally change precision agriculture forever.   

Dave Scheiderer
Integrated Ag
Milford Center, OH 43045