Detecting Threats to Potato Crops

A team of university researchers has been exploring the possibilities for using UAS to monitor potato fields and provide early detection for crop diseases. They have determined that sensors mounted on aerial vehicles can locate stressed plants and even distinguish between viruses. The team is developing algorithms to automate detection and prepare the technology for commercial use. 

Donna Delparte, ISU
Louise-Marie Dandurand, UI
Nancy Glenn, BSU
Derek Wadsworth, Idaho National Laboratory
Drone flying over an agricultural field