The development in the past decade of both unmanned aerial systems, or drones, and near infrared camera technology has significantly augmented the use of remote sensing in agriculture. The increased consumer availability, rapid deployment, and simple operation of drones when partnered with the smaller size and high resolution of imagery obtained by newer near infrared cameras makes them an ideal tool for obtaining very current assessments of crop health and pest status in crops. We discuss some of the potential uses and successful applications of these technologies in scouting for insects in potato.
- Insect pests
- Remote scouting