A weekly segment titled, “What’s in the news?” at Redferns.ca highlights one particular ag-related article, hopefully of interest to you, the reader. Enjoy.

Eyes in the sky monitor crop health

This week, we highlight a Farm Credit Canada piece that focuses on remote sensing, which has been around for a long time but is finally finding traction…

Here’s an excerpt:

There have been significant improvements in recent years in the ability to monitor plant health from the sky using NDVI, or normalized difference vegetation index. Special cameras measure the difference in reflectivity between near-infrared light, which vegetation reflects, and red light, which vegetation absorbs. The comparison gives an indication of how healthy or stressed a crop is at that time.
For the entire story, click here.