We source an agricultural drone with near-infrared and thermal cameras along with a drone flyer anywhere in the world to collect crop images which are then uploaded to our Operations Center.
The images and data taken during each capture are stored in the Pollen PrecisionView platform.
Our Advanced Agricultural Analytics software detects crop vigor and variability, water stress and pests and disease pressure on any sized farm.
You receive detailed reports, timely feedback and recommendations to help your farm be as efficient, productive, and profitable as possible.
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Understanding Near-Infrared Imagery in Precision Agriculture
Near-Infrared (NIR) imaging has been assisting scientists and growers for decades, providing a technological lens to examine crops. Most famously used on orbital satellites for environmental observations, NIR imaging has developed into highly portable and powerful technology used by commercial growers around the world.
But how does Near-Infrared imaging help growers effectively protect their fields against today’s challenges?
In modern precision agriculture, specialized drones carry cameras targeting specific wavelengths of light.Read more
Empowering Farm Management through Individual Plant Analysis
Individual Plant Analysis is at the forefront of precision agriculture for a reason: it provides the most detailed data layer possible and improves decision-making for an entire field. Today, Pollen Systems' Advanced Agricultural Analytics serve growers in three major ways.
Optimizing Harvest: Mapping our vigor metrics like NDVI, NDRE, and thermal across a site highlights nutrient deficiencies, pests, and water stress that can be roadblocks to the perfect harvest. Impacts to Crop yield and uniformity are major concerns for large- and small-scale growers alike, and our reports empower timely, targeted management to support weaker areas.Read more
RTK and NTRIP "Level Up Accuracy" at Pollen Systems
As anyone who has navigated by their phone knows, standalone GPS can be inaccurate to tens of feet. In order to measure individual plant growth in a crop, we needed to improve both our capture mechanisms and our analytics to filter out ground cover and other obstacles from the data required to collect accurate sample data on each and every flight.
At Pollen Systems, we aim to collect data that is ever more accurate than could be obtained with previous generations of technology.
We have invested in natively supporting Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) positioning for our aerial imagery as the next step onward and upward!Read more
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We’re using Pollen Systems aerial flyovers to help promote vineyard uniformity and to quickly identify and address irrigation issues. Our goal at Quintessence is to produce the highest quality wine grapes possible so our customers can produce world class Red Mountain Washington wines.
Marshall Edwards, Vineyard Operation Manager, Quintessence Vineyard
Our biggest challenges are water conservation and optimizing water stress and consistent vigor in our wine grapes. The collection and analysis of the types of imaging captured by Pollen Systems, the communication, timeliness and the ability to be out at the same time every week created a customer-service driven solution that met our needs.
Sadie Drury, Vineyard Manager, Seven Hills Vineyard
Sierra Gold Nurseries produces and sells millions of containerized and bareroot fruit and nut trees each year. At our scale, and particularly for the crops that we work with, traceability through each stage of plant development is critical in assuring plant health and quality. Pollen Systems’ platform aligns with our datasets. The aerial imagery provided by the drone flights and analytical software supports our decision making by allowing us to track plant health and uniformity at the per individual plant level. We view their solutions as leading the current technological wave of innovation in improving crop traceability and quality.
Josh Puckett, Director of Propagation, Sierra Gold Nurseries
We’ve been working with Pollen Systems for the past year to provide us with independent analysis of our biostimulant applications throughout the United States. Pollen’s precision agriculture, drone-based per plant analytics provide us actionable metrics that demonstrate how our applications affect canopy growth and yield across a wide variety of crops.
Ryan Miller, PhD, Director of Applied Research, North America, Stoller USA