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Australian drone technology assisting a significant step in crop tolerance to heat and drought stress

Svatos, K.ORCID: 0000-0003-1468-0601 and Trowbridge, G. (2018) Australian drone technology assisting a significant step in crop tolerance to heat and drought stress. Future Directions International Pty Ltd.

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Abstract

Key Points
• Early identification of plant stresses is essential to ensuring maximum crop yield.
• Unmanned aerial survey drones equipped with sensors are increasingly being used by corporate farmers, agronomists, biologists, and environmental
ecologists to make important production decisions.
• Aerial survey tools such as NDVI, thermal and multispectral imagery are now available to farmers and have the potential to boost crop yield and reduce
production costs.
• Researchers have been working to discover ways to make Australian farms more capable of coping with a range of biological and non-biological stresses
using unmanned aerial vehicles or drones.
• In the future automated systems will become a routine part of agricultural production as a tool for promoting productivity and efficiency.

Item Type: Working Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: Agricultural Sciences
Publisher: Future Directions International Pty Ltd
Copyright: © 2020 Future Directions International
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57808
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