We capture precise images of crops using satellites, fixed wing aircraft, and drones, leveraging the latest near-infrared and thermal cameras to detect crop vigor, variability, and pests and diseases on any sized farm
The images and data taken during each capture are stored in the Pollen Cloud and analyzed by Pollen Agriculture Technicians with our patent-pending agricultural analysis software
You receive detailed reports, timely feedback and recommendations to help your farm be as efficient, productive, and profitable as possible.
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The cameras we use on fixed wing and drone aircraft capture visual picture images (RGB), near infrared images (NIR), and thermal images.
A formula is used to analyse the near infrared image data returned and provides Pollen Systems with two main metrics to measure plant vigor: NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) and NDRE (Normalized Difference Red Edge). These vegetation indices are each unique ways to assess the health of your fields, and offer helpful insights for farm management...Read more
I may be considered new to the team at Pollen Systems, but what I am not new to is California’s Capital, Sacramento.
Coming from a farming family myself, I was born and raised here on the Sacramento River Delta, on one of my family’s very own pear and cherry orchards. Since there are so many farmers in Sacramento it seems fitting that it also holds the title of being the Farm-To-Fork Capital of the United States. Meaning Sacramento’s local restaurants, supermarkets, and (of course) farmers markets, offer some of the freshest produce, all made possible by our local farmers...Read more
Ground Control Points for Precision Imagery
With any form of data collection, there is uncertainty. For instance, today’s Global Positioning System (GPS) enabled smartphones are typically accurate to within a 4.9 m (16 ft.) radius under open sky. This radius matters in precision agriculture, when growers often want to consistently monitor thousands of plants week after week, year after year!
To address this issue, we at Pollen Systems turn to technology like Ground Control Points (GCPs) to achieve the highest confidence in our imagery location accuracy.Read more
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