Category: Remote sensing

MEASURING AIR SPEED INSIDE OF SUGAR BEET CLAMPS – THE SET-UP.

To verify my CFD model of a sugar beet clamp, measurements of air speed inside of the clamp are desired. It’s something that I have not been able to do with a simple, post-clamp-construction method. In 2021, it is time to test a more embedded, set-up-at-harvest method. To this end, I’ve turned to do-it-yourself electronics.…
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Remote imaging for post-harvest storage research

In May this year (2019), the IIRB Beet Quality and Storage study group had their latest meeting. The first speaker was from KWS in Germany – Elka Hilscher – and talked about the distribution of the good and the bad within sugar beets. I’ve written a summary of this work for Betordlaren (coming soon). If…
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NBRs use of drones: the machines are coming?

(Not the actual title…) This is an English version of my 3rd contribution to Betorlaren (2018 #4), the Swedish sugar beet industry’s magazine. This was an early draft: the final Swedish version looks and reads better, thanks to the four helpful editors that fixed it up before it even went to the publishers.   In…
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Borgeby fältdagar 2018

2018 marks the 20th year of Borgeby field days. Congrats to HIR Skåne! When I left work this afternoon (the day before the 2 day event), it looked like they were warming up for a big party to celebrate, although I guess the real celebrations for the organisers come Thursday night when everyone has gone…
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Drones at NBR: software

There are two parts to this post: Things we use, and things we’ve considered. Things we use (plus a comment or too): Creation and execution of mission for RGB missions (the vast majority): Pix4DCapture. Super easy and smooth. Works really well for us where we can afford to be a little rough regarding mission coverage…
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Drones at NBR: hardware

Here is some info on the hardware we’re employing at NBR and some thoughts from a season and a bit of use. Drones: 2 x DJI Phantom 4 Pro (purchased March 2018). Light, responsive, user friendly. Very glad we didn’t get the Pro+, as it appears to be hard to use different/ third-party apps with…
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