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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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
Avocados in Precision Agriculture
At Pollen Systems, we are always excited to apply our PrecisionView™ approach to the crops we know and love. One fruit we keep returning to at work (and in our favorite recipes) is the beloved avocado.
Adapted to rainforests by nature, avocados grow vigorously and will develop a dense canopy in a relatively short time. This growth habit is a challenge unique to cultivating avocados, as each tree also bears two overlapping years of fruit at a time: new shoots for the current year emerge even as the previous season’s mature fruit approach their harvest date.Read more
On the Veraison: Precision Monitoring for Wine Grapes
Wine grapes are one of the most carefully managed crops in the world, so they made the perfect starting point for Pollen Systems when we started flying in 2018. From the beginning, we have sought to help vineyard managers and winemakers obtain the data they need to cultivate high-quality grapes, leveraging the power of drones, fixed-wing aircraft, and the PrecisionView™ Manager system.
We approach each site with a standard vineyard monitoring plan, tailoring it to suit the grower’s needs.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