Tree Insights revealed significant tree canopy area and chlorophyll variation in Dion’s 2-year-old orchard.
Dion used the Aeroview platform to identify and mark high, average and under-performing trees for inspection on-foot. His strategically arranged scout route led him to exactly the right spots.
Once in the field and on closer inspection, he discovered that the variation in canopy area and chlorophyll was likely caused by a nutrient deficiency.
His team made use of specific soil applicants and foliar sprays in strategic areas as required.
Overall tree health and productivity in the orchard improved with the help of carefully chosen applications in areas where it was needed most.
One year later, Dion looked to his Tree Insights to assess the impact of the intervention. By comparing insights over time, he could see that he had significantly increased orchard homogeneity. This timeline of crop performance meant that he could reduce time inspecting trees on-foot and increase the overall efficiency of his farming operations.
Subtropical fruits, Avocados
Limpopo, South Africa
Tree Insights: Canopy Area
Identifying a nutrient deficient area and conveniently tracking improvements over time