A Citrusdal Success Story: Mandarin Farmer Rescues Precious Yield.

It’s no secret that for any farmer, an integrated health management programme is the key to enhanced productivity and performance. At the heart of this, is the ability to drive preventative checks and balances to stay on-top of disease and pests, before they can inflict harm.

Citrusdal farmer and respected Aeroview client, Robert Paterson, experienced first-hand just how valuable early detection can be.

By pairing our Treefinder software with the Aeroview Scouting app, we were not only able to alert Robert to the anomalies discovered in his orchard, but also guide him in the field to the afflicted trees, where the threat of leaf chlorosis was discovered.

Upon investigating in the orchard, the Mandarins were found to be suffering from starch accumulation, caused by severely alternating yields in mandarin trees from year to year. Heavily fruiting trees in one year results in a build up of starch in the following year. This ultimately reduces the productivity of the tree over time and it will eventually begin to die off.

 
 Visual image of a Mandarin Citrus orchard

Visual image of a Mandarin Citrus orchard

 
 The Aeroview "Treefinder" software finds each tree

The Aeroview "Treefinder" software finds each tree

 
 Our world-leading machine learning algorithms run on each tree to monitor its performance and track its health, highlighting trees that are at risk in red

Our world-leading machine learning algorithms run on each tree to monitor its performance and track its health, highlighting trees that are at risk in red

 
 Our software detected the exact trees that have an early stage problem, and the in-field scouting app, Aeroview Scout, was used to guide the farmer to those trees

Our software detected the exact trees that have an early stage problem, and the in-field scouting app, Aeroview Scout, was used to guide the farmer to those trees

 
 An in-field photo taken with the smartphone app Aeroview Scout, showing a tree with starch accumulation next to a healthy tree (left). The tree was under severe stress, in decline and showing high levels of leaf drop.

An in-field photo taken with the smartphone app Aeroview Scout, showing a tree with starch accumulation next to a healthy tree (left). The tree was under severe stress, in decline and showing high levels of leaf drop.

 

At Aerobotics, our analysis goes beyond pretty pictures. We understand that the health of your orchard or crop is your biggest asset. We track every tree; measuring canopy area and health and alerting the farmer when we detect a problem. Our system helps farmers stay in control by detecting problems early and limiting their impact on yield. 

Get back in control. Use Aerobotics to monitor your crop and detect problems early!

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