Tracking bark beetle infestations with multispectral data
The Czech Republic is another European country affected, and a company there called práva informačních technologií města Plzně is turning to WingtraOne to help them reduce the outbreak.
Five years ago it wasn’t as bad as it is now with these bugs. Nowadays it’s a big problem, and it’s worse and worse every year.
Drone specialist at Sitmp
They found success with WingtraOne and with its MicaSense RedEdge-MX payload over a couple of 40-50 ha (100-120 ac) patches of forest on the outskirts of the city every two weeks to collect multispectral data. This data reveals damage that was not visible to the naked eye before, and it helps foresters identify where the beetles are attacking.