Sequoia is the smallest, lightest multispectral UAS sensor released to date. It captures images of crops across four highly defined, visible and non-visible spectral bands, plus RGB imagery. In just one flight, agronomists, crop consultants and farmers can capture all the aerial data required to monitor and respond to the health of crops throughout the growing season.

This data can then be easily integrated into the eBee’s full drone-to-tractor workflow. Using
photogrammetry software such as Pix4Dmapper, Sequoia’s high-res imagery can be processed into orthophotos and index maps showing crop health.

After careful analysis, these can be transformed into optimised application maps and exportable prescriptions — helping farmers to apply exactly the right amount of water or chemicals needed to boost yields and increase net profit.

Always interesting to me to see how a company defines benefits and differentiates. senseFly definitely has a first mover advantage right now and this new camera together with the Pix4D software gives them a nice leg up since this whole rig weighs in  under 2.2kg which seems to be emerging as a new standard.

From www.agprofessional.com

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