The web app has already been successfully employed by a large food producer to identify opportunities to increase crop production. The company, which grows potatoes and root vegetables, used the web app to analyse aerial imagery of its crops and identify unexpected gaps in fields, where the agricultural machinery had not planted in a uniform manner. Enlightened, the company is now using its newly-gained insight to review its planting techniques and increase crop yields for next year.
Another of Fera’s clients, a government agency, is using the web app to help monitor the outbreak of disease in trees more cost efficiently and effectively, to protect British woodlands. Tree inspectors view imagery collected via the UAS and use the web app to pinpoint the precise locations of tree species that are susceptible to particularly virulent pests and diseases. With this more accurate information, they can focus their efforts on the right locations and react more quickly to prevent the destruction of precious natural environments.
“By creating custom ArcGIS web apps, we empower our customers to make the best decisions to protect the environment, improve agricultural yield and manage land sustainably.”
Prof. Rick Mumford, Director of Science, Fera Science
18 May 2017