Variable Rate Fertilizer Application Using GIS Analysis and Fixed Wing Aircraft
Authors: Mark Thompson
SpreadSmart is an innovative solution for agricultural industry by creating a variable fertilizer application rate system that is world leading. Using ArcGIS advanced spatial analysis; a surface area calculation determines the true farm area and calculates the fertiliser quantity to order. GIS processes and creates spatial data is automated through Esri ArcGIS then transferred to the GPS controller on the aircraft, which controls the hopper controller for what fertiliser rates will be applied.