Agricultural Drones: Crop Assessment

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This 5-day course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills in operating multicopters for various applications in agriculture, particularly utilizing drone digital mapping capabilities in monitoring crop health, and damage assessment to maximize production. Participants will get the opportunity to practice drone operation in the field.

Objectives

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss drone operations, capabilities, and limitations
  • Explain drone flight procedures
  • Enumerate drone safety and standard operating procedures for agricultural application
  • Review Civil Aviation rules and regulations
  • Practice digital mapping for crop assessment in a controlled training environment
  • Apply flight planning concepts in a controlled training environment
  • Capture quality images for mapping
  • Know what is NDVI and other vegetation indices
  • Perform NDVI calculation
  • Discuss data management for drone operations

Key Modules

  • Safety and Standard Operating Procedures for Agricultural Drone Use
  • Multirotor Aircraft Operations, Capabilities, and Limitations
  • Flight Procedures
  • Civil Aviation Rules and Regulations
  • Application of Drones in Agriculture
  • Vegetation Indices
  • Platform for Crop Mapping
  • Ground Control Points (GCP
  • Mapping Workflow
  • Data Management
  • Troubleshooting

Target Audience

  • Staff of agricultural institutions/entities
  • Private sector
  • Farm entrepreneurs
  • Researchers
  • Anyone who is interested in using the technology for agricultural purposes

Duration: 5 days

Prerequisites:

  • None