Detecting frost damage on wheat or oat crops


#1

G’day

Has anyone used DD to detect frost damaged crops? Does this show up on DD maps using non modified or NDVI.
The reason is frost affected crop eg. wheat, the head will be dead but the plant underneath maybe still good or is still healthy, in which case it can be cut for hay, and not for harvesting etc.
This then saves money.

Can anyone help, I would rather get some feed back before outlaying on NDVI gear and finding it doesn’t work

cheers
Andrew


#2

Hi Andrew

We at Skymatics can detect and map frost damage on crops based on your regular RGB imagery/maps. Just send your map to us using our Crop Damage Analysis on DD.
If the wheat is already headed then infrared imagery will not be useful since it is only intended for plant health mapping based on photosynthetic vegetation (green)

Cheers