Olds College and Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) are continuing their work together to determine if high definition imaging from unmanned aircraft vehicles (drones) can be used to classify hail damaged areas within crop fields.

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Hail Damage Classification Using Drones

Olds College and Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) are continuing their work together to determine if high definition imaging from unmanned aircraft vehicles (drones) can be used to classify hail damaged areas within crop fields. Researchers will gather imagery using drones of annual crops that have been naturally damaged by significant hailstorms, and create a database of hail damaged crops imagery. This research will further identify if and which types of imagery and corresponding analysis can be used by AFSC to assist in the crop adjustment process.

Funders/Partners: AFSC

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Hail Damage Classification in Barley using Drone Imagery: 2021 Proof of Concept

Exploring if drone imagery can be used as a tool to classify hail damaged versus undamaged areas within a crop.

  • Initial results of this proof of concept are encouraging; more study is recommended.

View AFSC Hail Damage Classification in Barley using Drone Imagery 2021 Summary - Fact Sheet