UAV IMAGING AT RGB FOR CROP CONDITION MONITORING
- Dept. of Geoinformatics, Koszalin University of Technology, Sniadeckich 2, 75-453 Koszalin, Poland
Keywords: UAV imaging, corp condition, monitoring, vegetation index
Abstract. Modern techniques such as precision agriculture tasks are provided to intentional fertilization, pesticide dosing or simply watering the crops. These tasks need to be continuously monitored. One of known method for analyzing the crops conditions is calculating the vegetation indexes. This paper focuses on purpose of using images made with UAV equipped with ordinary non-metric digital RGB camera. The methods had been taken revealed easy to use and cost effective. We present an experiment which attend to distinguish different crops conditions on two test fields sowed with wheat and rape. For this purpose, two different RGB based vegetation indexes were analyzed. The results of calculated indexes shown how crops differs in each stage of vegetation. During the first stage (germinating) the plants are green and average TGI is low. It increases at second stage (flowering) because of plant flowers, which partly cover the leaves. At last stage (ripening) TGI decreases, so plants are still green but starting to dry and change their color.