Notes on UAS and Remote Sensing of Insect Damage

Ian MacRae, Timothy Baker, Asunta Thompson

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-23
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Potato Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 5 2021

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© 2021, The Potato Association of America.


  • Drones
  • Insect pests
  • Remote scouting


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