Agricultural Surveys & Crop Monitoring Philippines

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Tell us what you need and we will create a custom survey plan for your property

Fully-licensed Operators

All surveys are conducted by certified operators recognized by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines and backed by engineers and GIS analysts.

Comprehensive & Tailored Solutions

Every project is different. Our huge range of solutions are tailored for each client’s needs to make sure you get the practical data you need.

Philippine-wide Services

Our partner commercial drone companies operate across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Aerial surveys are always available across the Philippines.

Available Philippine Drone Network Services:

Below are some examples of agricultural services we provide for local clients in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao:

Crop Health Monitoring

Get real time updates on the health and growth of crops with high resolution imagery to track their progress over time.

Plot & Irrigation Planning

Get reliable topographic data and distance measurements to create plots and plan irrigation channels for areas that need it most.

Typhoon Damage Assessment

Survey up to 200 hectares in a day to identify and measure the damage caused by natural disasters on crops and farmland.

Slope & Elevation Monitoring

Find the best areas for planting through topographic mapping with highly  accurate contour lines and elevation models.

Tree & Crop Counting

Images captured by UAVs can be processed to highlight the number of currently planted trees and crops to estimate yield potential.

Soil Analysis

Analyze soil health and water content with state of the art multispectral cameras that detect near infrared light (NIR).

We also provide the following other drone and geo packages:

  • Topographic Surveys with Contour Lines and Elevation Models
  • Boundary, As-built, GPS, and Cross Section Survey
  • Volumetric and Distance Measurements
  • Building Information Models
  • Drone Pilot and Operator Training

If you need help finding the right solution for your farmland, you may send an inquiry to consult with our analysts and pilots.

How are drones used in agriculture and farming?

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) allow for unprecedented levels of control when it comes to managing crops and farmland.

For example, drones can rapidly survey up to 200 hectares in a day and return with high resolution imagery to monitor the growth and health of crops and soil over time. This is particularly important to quickly assess damage caused by typhoons, floods, and parasites.

Drones also aid in agriculture planning by identifying slopes and elevation in the property, along with possible irrigation paths, to find the most suitable planting areas. GPS locations are always recorded and can be used to directly measure the size of plots for different uses.

All these uses and more are enabled by the different sensors equipped on drones. These range from photogrammetry sensors that can photograph and video any property in extreme detail, to multispectral cameras that measure the amount of near infrared light reflected by chlorophyll in plants to assess their health.

Read more: How drones are helping Philippine farmers recover faster from typhoons

What are the benefits of UAVs in agriculture?

Agriculture is one of the newest industries that have been transformed by modern drone technology, for many reasons.

Quickly gather large amounts of data in a short time
Drones can cover and collect data from hundreds of hectares of agricultural land within a few hours – much faster than other traditional survey methods. This speed is extremely important when you need to find out the amount of damage caused by floods, or whenever you need to make a decision on when and where to plant.

Survey hard to reach terrain
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are not limited by the type or accessibility of terrain. They can be sent to survey properties that would be dangerous or very time-consuming to survey on the ground such as extreme slopes or cliffs and mountainous areas.

Wide range of agricultural applications
Drones can be equipped with sensors to gather data for any purpose. This includes monitoring the health and growth rates of crops, finding differences in the amount of moisture in the soil, and making measurements for distance, volume, and number.

Make reliable and accurate measurements
All measurements done by drones are highly reliable and backed up by robust data. Surveys and imagery can be done to the centimeter level in high resolution to easily spot differences.

How much do crop surveys and health assessments cost?

The price of aerial surveys and data analysis for farmlands depend on multiple factors including:

  • Size of the area to be surveyed (hectares or square meters)
  • Complexity of analysis required
  • Time frame on when output needs to be delivered

All drone services are highly flexible in duration, coverage, and data type and can be designed to meet any specific requirement. If you would like a detailed estimate of how much a survey of your agricultural site costs, simply send us a message and we will send you a free quote.

How to start a drone survey with the Philippine Drone Network:

Our drone services are all designed to be easy, comprehensive, and helpful. It only takes 4 steps from start to finish which includes a free consultation and quote with our pilots and engineers.

To start now with your own aerial survey, send us a message and tell us what you need.

1. Inquire

Send us an message with your requirements and our engineers will get in touch to propose solutions and send you a free quote online

2. Execute

We will design a custom flight plan and surveyors will conduct the aerial survey in your site to collect the data you need

3. Analyze

Analysts will stitch together all drone footage and convert data into useful maps and information with specialised GIS software

4. Deliver

We will send the final topographic maps, 3d models, stylized videos, and other output your project needs

Examples of Our Work

The video below is a gallery of services provided by our network of drone operators for previous and current clients (might take a few seconds to load):

All association members of the Philippine Drone Network are registered operators and  certified pilots of remotely piloted aircraft in compliance with drone regulations set by the CAAP.

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If you have questions about our drone and survey services, or would like a quote for your project,  simply fill in the following form.

All information is confidential and will not be shared outside of our partner drone operators without your consent.