Thermal cameras arm drones for cattle scouting

Thermal cameras arm drones for cattle scouting

Austin Black

Iowa Farmer Today

Drones are no longer just for scouting crops. With thermal imaging cameras, producers can use them to scout cattle as well. Chris Beerman, manager for Aerial Agronomics based in Sheldon, Mo., said thermal cameras are different from near-infrared cameras used for crop scouting. NIR cameras capture light reflected by plants. Thermal imaging cameras read thermal radiation and turn it into a visible picture.

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