Globally, Farmers depend on manual methods to carry them through the rollercoaster of harvest season. At Aerobotics, we understand the precise needs of this sector; bringing the precision and accountability common to automated sectors, to Farmers and employees alike.
Our yield-mapping programme redesigns how growers can track and manage their yields, by tapping into the organisation’s existing framework.
Our software, Aeroview, overlays manual harvesting techniques, by geo-tagging fruit bins placed in field, to be filled during harvest. This simple, yield-mapping tool offers valuable performance measures within each zone, along with practical insights on how to plan and target those areas in the future.
The process is simple:
Start by identifying a group leader who, using the Scout App in the field, drops a pin for every bucket quota.
Each pin represents a geo-referenced location of yield, where one pin accounts for ten filled buckets (the bucket-to pin ratio can be customised by the Farmer or group leader relative to the farm).
Take a look at the Apple orchard in Elgin (right) and a Pear orchard (below) in Villiersdorp below.
The points on the map were geo-located using the Aeroview Scout app, where every point represents ten buckets of fruit picked.
Aeroview's Yield Maps:
Depending on the scale and productivity of your farm, we can help you tailor the yield map to suit your needs.
Pictured on the right are the same respective Apple and Pear orchards as above, with a Yield Mapping data layer, applied in the Aeroview web software.
With these easy-to-read heat maps, Farmers will be able to focus on low-yield areas within their orchard and direct labour efforts throughout the seasons to follow.
Green and dark green areas indicate high yield, and yellow to red areas indicate low yield. It's that simple.
All you need to get started:
- An active Aeroview account
- Aeroview Scout app on your mobile phone
- An orchard to map
Adding Drone Data for accuracy:
Don’t forget, with Aeroview’s drone data you can also overlay individual tree analytics with your yield maps, to identify which tree parameters are attributing to the yield patterns. Improve overall efficiency and reduce inputs over time by truly understanding your orchard’s unique make-up.
Start building your yield database now.