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UAV Technology In Irrigated Agriculture (2017)

Research Theme
Agriculture, Food and Environment
Status
Completed
Lead Researcher
Dr. Willemijn Appels
Duration of Project
2017
Funders
Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta (RINSA)
Areas of Expertise
Irrigation Science
Project Description

Lethbridge College purchased a fixed-wing UAV in spring 2017 with three sensors for visual, multispectral, and thermal infrared imaging. The UAV was used to obtain imagery at the polycropping and VRI field sites. The images were then used for spatial detection of plant (water) stress after validation to measurements on the ground.