Automated image processing for drone-based phenotyping
MAPEO is a drone based high-throughput phenotyping solution for research and breeding. Our online platform gives plant breeders, researchers and agricultural field managers a more complete and objective view on experimental field trials of any size.
- Cost-effective and end-to-end image processing solution
- Simplify breeding and selection programmes
- Accelerate time to market
- Automate outdoor phenotyping process
- Get reliable, quantitative and nondestructive data about all your plots
- Processed results within 24 hours
Use MAPEO for your large scale automated trait measurements, and speed up and improve your product development process.
HIGH-THROUGHPUT PHENOTYPING ON EXPERIMENTAL FIELDS
Automated image processing technology
MAPEO is an image processing solution offering a set of image processing tools.
Smart and easy to use crop analytics
- Fully automated image analytics service
- Accessible from anywhere in the world
- Temporal and spatial analytics
Multi sensor approach
- Wide range of sensors supported, RGB - Multispectral - Thermal - Lidar - Hyperspectral -…
- Up to sub mm resolution
CREATE A DIGITAL TWIN OF YOUR FIELD
High-quality information products
A drone based phenotyping solution which provides several trait measurements at critical times during the growing season. Use these products to get better and faster insights in your field trials.
FOR YOUR LARGE SCALE AUTOMATED TRAIT MEASUREMENTS
ACCELERATE TIME TO MARKET
SEARCHING FOR DISEASE-RESISTANT SUGAR BEET VARIETIES USING MAPEO
Seed breeders are always in search for new, disease-resistant cultivars to help farmers grow productive and healthy crops in a sustainable way. To support this, BELSPO initiated the BEETPHEN project in which SESVanderHave, VITO Remote Sensing and CRA-w evaluated the use of hyperspectral drone imagery and innovative remote sensing technology for crop phenotyping in sugar beet breeding trials. Discover how they used MAPEO to create a digital twin of the trial fields.
TOWARDS A MORE EFFICIENT PHENOTYPING WITH MAPEO
Multi-national sugar beet seed company SESVanderHave is breaking into remote sensing to improve their selection programmes. By monitoring its trial fields for crop breeding with drones and analysing the data via MAPEO, they are able to upscale their ‘phenotyping’ process. Maarten Vanderstukken and Jurgen Decloedt explain how drone-based phenotyping supports seed breeders and crop protection firms to speed up their cultivation and selection programmes.
DEVELOPING AN OBJECT DETECTION WORKFLOW FOR DRONE IMAGERY
New and innovative machine learning technologies make it possible to implement highly accurate object detection algorithms and gain further insights into plant growth. Combine these models with various data sets and you’re all set to develop powerful, generalized predictors applicable to a range of plant phenotyping applications. Expert Sam Oswald explains more about object detection for drone imagery.
DRONE BASED FLOWER COUNT IN FRUIT ORCHARDS
Every fruit grower wants to obtain a rich and profitable harvest at the end of the season. Reducing the number of flowers and fruitlets early in the growing season is therefore often needed to limit the nutritional competition among fruits. Expert Stephanie Delalieux explains how VITO Remote Sensing and KU Leuven are using MAPEO to develop an automated process for detailed monitoring of flowering intensity over fruit orchards.
HOW APHEA.BIO IS USING DRONES TO EVALUATE BIOSTIMULANTS
Aphea.Bio, a spin-off of VUB, develops a new generation of biostimulants and biocontrol products based on natural microorganisms. Marcelo Labra, Field Trial Manager at Aphea.Bio, explains more about how they are testing drones and MAPEO to support them in monitoring their experimental fields and evaluating the effectiveness of biostimulants at different plant stages.
Drone operations services
Through our partnership with Sitemark, we can offer you a pilot on demand service.
Just enter the field parameters and get a quote for a drone pilot service.
In case you like to fly yourself, we can also help you selecting the right equipment for the job and get you started with the correct flight procedures that fit your needs.
Contact us in case you like more information.
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