Neal Pilger of Niagara based Profile Geomatics was featured as part of a story in the St. Catharines Standard about the future of farming.
The article spotlighted the use of drones as well as remote controlled rovers that can collect data about the state of the vineyard or other agricultural crop.
“When utilized with micrometeorological/weather measurement stations, farmers can measure values specific to each individual farm. A soy bean field, for example, can be traversed by a remote-controlled rover which samples heat and humidity of the crop, as soybeans are at high risk to moulds.
The drones, meanwhile, are affixed with technology that can measure infrared wave lengths.”
The research is being done at the Glendale campus of Niagara College in the Research and Environment Innovation Centre which recently received an NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council) grant.
Read the article here.