This young French shoot launched in June 2015 has created a application and a flying machine outfitted with a camera
“working as very well as the eye of the vine grower and permitting a quasi-surgical examination of the problem of the plots “, on the 70 hectares of vineyard of Bernard Magrez, points out the co-founder of the company Charles Nespoulous
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Fewer phytosanitary remedies
“This is substantial precision technological innovation with a resolution of one to 2 mm for each pixel, for cise this engineer transformed to the company. “This drone can
pretty early detect mildew, and thus limit the use of phytosanitary agents in vineyards for a much more environmentally pleasant viticulture,” provides Dr. Arnaud Delaherche, a microbiologist specializing in 'enenology and head of the Magrez team's scientific section.
During its flight, the intelligent machine multiplies the illustrations or photos making use of a multi-spectral camera which transmits the details gathered on a net system underneath the a mapping of the contamination. It is thus
equipped to figure out the forms the shades and signs characteristic of the health conditions of the vine
The Castle Pape Clément
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At the close of the initial six months of experimentation at the Château Pape Clément, the final results are “pretty encouraging”
to the place of encouraging the Magrez team to carry on the experiment “on a bigger scale” on other plots of grand cru, and even to increase it to the detection of other parasitic fungi of the vine, like powdery mildew.
The additional benefit introduced by this drone? good autonomy of flight (a single hour) and especially the top quality of the sensors which
tends to make it probable to locate as precisely as probable the zones to be targeted “underlines Dr. Delaherche. Modulation application for phytosanitary goods has only to adapt the doses of pesticides to the diploma of infection, to reduce their environmental affect.
This revolutionary machine, also underneath experimentation on little
prices between one,000 and three,000 euros in accordance to the deal of membership indexed for each hectare and for each thirty day period of use, specifies Charles Nespoulous.