Volume IV-5
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-5, 405-413, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-5-405-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
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ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-5, 405-413, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-5-405-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  15 Nov 2018

15 Nov 2018

UAV LOW-COST SYSTEM FOR EVALUATING AND MONITORING THE GROWTH PARAMETERS OF CROPS

M. G. D’Urso1, A. Rotondi2, and M. Gagliardini3 M. G. D’Urso et al.
  • 1DICeM, Department Civil and Mechanical Engineering, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy
  • 2PhD., DICeM – Via G. Di Biasio, 43 – 03043 Cassino (FR), Italy
  • 3Fratelli Gagliardini, Operatori SAPR Rif. ENAC 5369, Italy

Keywords: UAV, precision farming, vigour index , NIR, multi-spectral image, sensor, ortophoto

Abstract. New generation sensors (RGB, thermal, NIR and multispectral cameras) on unmanned aerial vehicles are continuously being developed for precision farming applications. In particular, this paper presents a study and an experimentation linked to the determination of viticulture growth indices by integrating the innovative techniques of digital photogrammetry from UAV platform, GPS satellite technique and traditional measures. Furthermore we demonstrate that the products from the processed raw-data represent good quality support to determine health state of the crop, and provide in addition a quantitative evaluation of the observed data. Through the use of such a technology it is possible to improve productivity between 15% and 17%, reducing the market price of the product and the costs of control and management. In particular, during the monitoring campaign lasting three years from 2015 to 2017, it was possible to observe that vine cultivation increased the growth index by about 12% following the corrections resulting from the critical interpretation of the results.