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Peaceable use of drones?

Decanter Magazine reports that in Bordeaux, drone helicopters are being used to monitor the condition of grapes and vines. It’s called the Scancopter 450 by aeronautical company Fly-n-Sense. It is said to track maturity, water stress, efficiency of treatments and a number of other readings using different types of cameras.

Pierre Darriet, technical director at Luchey-Halde told, ‘We tested thermal and infra-red cameras, and the tests went very well. The drone clearly offers the chance of true precision viticulture, and is an efficient way to measure large or small parcels of vines at a microscopic level.’

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