Aerial photographs and images are used in various fields and industries, Agriculture being one of them. Large farms, orchards, and other similar businesses consider aerial photography to be an essential tool in their farmland and crop evaluation and management. With the aid of a professional aerial photographer, these businesses are able to acquire information and data about the land in question which they use for other varied purposes.
Aerial photography has been utilised by businesses engaged in farming and the US Department of Agriculture as early as the first half of the 1900s. The data obtained from using aerial photographs have been of tremendous help to these entities in terms of determining various factors related to growing, managing and harvesting crops. All these contribute greatly to ensuring a successful harvest and preventing crop failure and proper soil management.
Aerial photography provides agencies and businesses with a cost effective means and real-time results of acquiring the said information and data. Since aerial photography has been in use for several decades, there countless of historical images which are now used as references and records of farming and agricultural land use in the past.
In the past though, the most commonly used images are produced using black and white only. Although these have helped to determine some of the most important factors related to agriculture, it lacked the ability to show vegetation based on their actual colors.
In the present days, more and more farmers and businesses are beginning to understand the crucial role that aerial photography can have on their farms and businesses. They are able better to use precise intervention methods required for a successful crop season. Using aerial photography,farmers are better able to determine and measure the actual growth of crops, how much farmland is dedicated for a particular crop for those who are planting multiple crops. They are also able to better determine and see the extent of crop infestation which helps them plan their budget and determine the amount of pesticides and herbicides to be used. It also helps in precision agriculture, which is considered to be a method that benefits the crops, the farmland, the environment and most importantly the farm owner.
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