ABG Ag Services is committed to utilizing new technology to help our clients with data collection. Over the past several years we have been using drones for plot layout and trial monitoring. Recently, we have developed software that allows us to take a drone image of a trial and numerically create NDVI values. The NDVI data is put into a report which includes, the per plot NDVI value, the average value for the trial, and the distribution of values for the trial. Our software can process images from most sensors and create reports for many indices. We have tested our software generated NDVI to hand-held NDVI data and they are comparable. For more information about the capabilities of the software please contact Aaron Powers at Apowers @abgagservices.com.
The image to the left is part of the report that applies a color scale, with red as the lowest NDVI value and green as the highest. The comparison is done between plots in the same replication.