Drip Tape Irrigation Leak - Grapes

 

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Situation:

Growers can use TerrAvion thermal and NDVI imagery to identify irrigation system failures in their fields. In this example, a drip tape line in a vineyard block started leaking as is easily discernible in the thermal image on the right. This excessive irrigation led to greater vigor vegetative growth, which can have adverse effects on yield quality as well as increased weed, pest, and disease pressure.

Action:

Use thermal and NDVI imagery to catch irrigation leaks and make corrections early enough to limit negative effects on crops. The Grower fixed these leaks as soon as they became apparent in the imagery.