Many drones that are specialized for vineyard use have a field uniformity algorithm that helps quantify the relative density and health of the grapes.

Drones can also have sensors that measure temperature and humidity, and then they communicate that information through a transceiver. Based on drone data, soil moisture monitors can measure water volume at different soil depths as well. Essentially all of these capabilities play into a vineyard staff’s ability to look for patterns and crop issues to make recommendations and improve the health of their grapes. This is because drones can produce normalized difference vegetation index imagery that goes far beyond the manual capacity of any other monitoring method.